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Farewell, My Queen Details


Director Benoît Jacquot adapted Chantal Thomas' bestselling novel examining the genesis of the French Revolution as witnessed from the perspective of the servants closest to Marie Antoinette. July 1789: Versailles. As the people of France rise up against King Louie XVI (Xavier Beauvois), the frightened sovereigns begin plotting their escape. Sidonie Laborde (Léa Seydoux) is the Queen's reader, and as such enjoys the many lavish privileges of being in the monarch's entourage. She sees herself as an extended member of the royal family, so when Marie Antoinette (Diane Kruger) requests that Sidonie don the Queen's clothing and flee in her carriage, the naïve servant views it as a tremendous honor. Meanwhile, the Queen herself plots to escape the palace under the cover of darkness, leaving her most loyal servant at the mercy of the raging mob. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 13, 2012


Diane Kruger
as Marie Antoinette
Léa Seydoux
as Sidonie Laborde
Virginie Ledoyen
as Gabrielle de Polignac
Xavier Beauvois
as Louis XVI
Noemie Lvovsky
as Mme. Campan
Michel Robin
as Jacob Nicolas Moreau
Julie-Marie Parmentier
as Honorine
Lolita Chammah
as Louison
Vladimir Consigny
as Paolo
Dominique Reymond
as Mme. de Rochereuil
Anne Benoit
as Rose Bertin
Herve Pierre
as L'abbé Hérissé
Aladin Reibel
as Abbé Cornu de la Balivière
Jacques Nolot
as Monsieur de Jolivet
Jacques Herlin
as Marquis de la Chesnaye
Martine Chevallier
as Madame de la Tour du Pin
Jacques Boudet
as Monsieur de la Tour du Pin
Jean-Chretien Sibertin-Blanc
as Duc de Polignac
Jean-Marc Stehle
as Maréchal de Broglie
Serge Renko
as Marquis de la Chesnaye
Francis Leplay
as Comte d'Artois
Pierre Berriau
as Huissier 1
Jean-Pierre Guerin
as Monsieur Janvier
Pascaline Girardot
as Doublure Madame de la Bargue


Benoît Jacquot
Jean-Pierre Guerin
Kristina Larsen
Pedro Uriol
Benoît Jacquot
Romain Winding
Bruno Coulais
Composer (Music Score)
Luc Barnier
Katia Wyszkop
Production Designer
Christophe Valette
Executive Producer
Christian Gasc
Costume Designer
Brigitte Taillandier
Sound/Sound Designer
Olivier Goinard
Sound/Sound Designer
Francis Wargnier
Sound/Sound Designer
Corinne Devaux
Marie-Jeanne Pascal
Production Manager
Olivier Goinard
Sound Mixer
Antoinette Boulat
Antoine Santana
Assistant Director
Marie-Jeanne Pascal
Production Director