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The Affair of the Necklace Details

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A director of contemporary comedies, Charles Shyer makes a genre leap into period costume drama with this lavish epic based on a controversial chapter of French history. Hilary Swank stars as Jeanne de la Motte Valois, a countess whose royal title has been stripped from her family by the crown in late 18th century. Determined to restore her good name and privilege, Jeanne schemes politically and sexually with a trio of co-conspirators that includes her gigolo lover, Retaux de Villette (Simon Baker), her husband, Nicolas (Adrien Brody), and a mysterious Italian count (Christopher Walken) to obtain a diamond necklace worth millions. Jeanne's cabal concocts a series of forged letters linking Marie Antoinette (Joely Richardson) and the stunning 2,800-carat jewelry to the debauched Cardinal Louis de Rohan (Jonathan Pryce), an act that could end up restoring rank to the Valois family or fanning the flames of growing revolutionary sentiments. The Affair of the Necklace (2001) co-stars Brian Cox as the narrator Minister Breteuil. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:November 30, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Milena Canonero Best Costume Design 2001 Nominee

Cast

Hilary Swank
as Jeanne Valois
Jonathan Pryce
as Cardinal Louis de Rohan
Simon Baker
as Retaux de Vilette
Adrien Brody
as Nicolas De La Motte
Brian Cox
as Minister Breteuil
Joely Richardson
as Marie Antoinette
Christopher Walken
as Cagliostro
Paul Brooke
as Monsieur Bohmer
Peter Eyre
as Monsieur Bassenge
Simon Kunz
as Minister of Titles
Hayden Panettiere
as Young Jeanne

Crew

Charles Shyer
Director
Charles Shyer
Producer
Andrew Kosove
Producer
Broderick Johnson
Producer
Redmond Morris
Producer
John Sweet
Screenwriter
Ashley Rowe
Cinematographer
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
David Moritz
Editor
Alex McDowell
Production Designer
Jean-Michel Ducourty
Art Director
Jean-Michel Hugon
Supervising Art Director
Martin Kurel
Art Director
Kira Davis
Co-producer
Stacey Attanasio
Co-producer
Nigel Goldsack
Associate Producer
Philippe Turlure
Set Designer
Milena Canonero
Costume Designer
Tony Lamberti
Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Dawe
Sound/Sound Designer
Mishka Cheyko
First Assistant Director
Kerry Braden
Casting
Suzanne Smith
Casting
Gail Stevens
Casting
Billy Hopkins
Casting
Mark Bennett
Casting
Milan Chadima
Additional Cinematography
Kelly Oxford
Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Wilhoit
Supervising Sound Editor
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