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Marie Antoinette (2006)

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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writer:

Sofia Coppola
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Marie Antoinette
Jason Schwartzman ... Louis XVI
Steve Coogan ... Ambassador Mercy
Judy Davis ... Comtesse de Noailles
Clara Brajtman ... Austrian Girlfriend #1 (as Clara Brajman)
Rip Torn ... Louis XV
Mélodie Berenfeld ... Austrian Girlfriend #2
Asia Argento ... Comtesse du Barry
Molly Shannon ... Aunt Victoire
Sebastian Armesto ... Comte Louis de Provence
Shirley Henderson ... Aunt Sophie
Al Weaver ... Comte Charles d'Artois
Marianne Faithfull ... Empress Maria Theresa
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Duc de Choiseul
Io Bottoms ... Lady in Waiting
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Storyline

"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. Written by Scrltrose83

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Let Them Eat Cake See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI had two sons and two daughters. The missing baby in the family painting that is removed and brought back is princess Sophie, who died of fever as an infant. Louis Charles, the second dauphin of France, is also missing. In the original portrait, he is sitting on Marie Antoinette's lap and Louis Joseph, the first dauphin, is pointing to the empty crib. Louis Joseph died of spinal tuberculosis as a child. Louis Charles is the dauphin in the film, and he was still alive when the royal family was removed from the palace. See more »

Goofs

Kirsten Dunst's contact lenses can be seen multiple times during close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Marie-Antoinette: [in the gardens] Welcome to my little village!
Princesse de Lamballe: I love it!
Duchesse de Polignac: It's heaven here!
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Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Los Tres Mosqueteros (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

What Ever Happened
Written by Julian Casablancas
Arranged by The Strokes
Performed by The Strokes
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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absolutely gorgeous
28 June 2006 | by matt_coodySee all my reviews

i know some people have said that it is entirely eye candy (and what amazing eye candy at that) but it actually does an artful adaptation of the book, which i read before seeing the film. it includes many of the important, beautiful, and sad parts of the book without getting bogged down with all the particulars and names like many of the period movies do. the soundtrack is great, a clever blend of 18th century and modern...the parts are well acted and the American accents rarely detract. If you want a historical account of her life, read the book...if you want Versailles and Marie Antoinette brought to life in a heart-breakingly beautiful fashion, go see this film...it is truly one of the most visually stunning movies i have ever seen.


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Country:

USA | France | Japan

Language:

English | Latin | French

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marie Antoinette See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,361,050, 22 October 2006

Gross USA:

$15,962,471

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,917,189
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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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