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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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At 15 she became a bride. At 19 she became a queen. By 20 she was a legend. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Judy Davis, who plays the Comtesse de Noailles, was initially considered for the Maria Theresa role (played by Marianne Faithfull). See more »

Goofs

Several times throughout the movie, Marie Antoinette is seen trying on shoes that distinguish between the left and right foot. Shoes were not made as left and right until 1850, over 50 years after she left Versailles. See more »

Quotes

Marie-Antoinette: [to her first-born, a daughter] Oh, you were not what was desired, but that makes you no less dear to me. A boy would have been the Son of France, but you, Marie Thérèse, shall be mine.
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Connections

Referenced in Micmacs (2009) 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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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 consuelo-holtzerSee 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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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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