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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marie Antoinette
... Louis XVI
... Comtesse de Noailles
... Louis XV
... Duchesse de Polignac
... Comtesse du Barry
... Aunt Victoire
... Aunt Sophie
... Emperor Joseph II
... Empress Maria Theresa
... Princesse Lamballe
... Comte Louis de Provence
... Count Axel Fersen
... Duchesse de Char
... Vergennes
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"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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Rumor. Scandal. Fame. Revolution. See more »


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

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20 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marija Antoaneta  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,361,050, 22 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,962,471, 3 December 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,862,471, 15 March 2007
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Sofia Coppola had originally wanted Angelina Jolie for the role of Madame Du Barry, but turned it down to star in The Good Shepherd (2006), then Catherine Zeta-Jones was considered. The role eventually went to Asia Argento. See more »

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Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI actually had four children, not three as pictured in the painting in the movie. Their fourth child, Sophie-Beatrix died as a baby as was insinuated by the painting, but at that time they also had three other children. Marie-Therese, Louis-Joseph and Louis-Charles. Louis-Joseph would have just passed away (from tuberculosis) at the time that Versailles was overthrown. In the original painting of Marie Antoinette and her four children Louis-Charles in sitting on her lap, this is not shown in the painting in the movie, nor are the ages of the children accurate historically. See more »

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Marie-Antoinette: Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.
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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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Marie-Antoinette at the Court of Versaille at age 14 through to age 30. Her progression from eagerness, disappointment, compensation and the end, which we all know.
26 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

A hauntingly beautiful film about how deep disappointment finds an outlet in "creative" frivolity. The combination of rock music and the rituals of Versaille never "shocks" thanks to the mastery of the direction. There is also a solid mastery of pacing. The slow progression of the film never bores; it reveals in time. The glory of Versailles is not shown

at the beginning but only as the film and the psychology of its heroine develop. The films owes a lot to the leading actress and way she is shot. The close-ups of the expressive face of Kirsten Dunst communicate the whole range of emotions behind a women eager to please and to do well, but who is trapped and inwardly anguished and disappointed. Rarely have we felt so close to a famous woman so far back in time. The film also masters the art of depicting "historical clichés", such as MA playing milkmaid, very convincingly. I was wonderfully surprised by this unusual film, and will see it a second time.


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