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Marie Antoinette Details


Writer and director Sofia Coppola puts a new spin on the life and times of one of Europe's most infamous monarchs in this lavish historical drama which fuses a contemporary sensibility with painstaking recreations of the look of the 18th century. Born to Austrian nobility, Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) is only 14 years old when she's pledged to marry Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman), the 15-year-old king of France, in an alliance that has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with love. Sent to France and literally stripped of her former life, Marie weds Louis, but to the consternation of the royal court, he seems either unwilling or unable to consummate the marriage while their advisors clamor for an heir to the throne. Young and more than a bit out of step with the new life that's been thrust upon her, Marie gives herself over to the pleasures of life in Versailles, knowing and caring little of the political intrigue that surrounds her. In time, Marie's trusted older brother, Joseph (Danny Huston), is brought in to coach Louis on the finer points of marital relations, and before long the couple is finally blessed with a child. However, as Marie tends to her children in the gilded cage of her palace and enjoys an affair with a Swedish nobleman, political power plays are throwing France into chaos, and the growing ranks of the poor rebel against the royals and their life of privilege. Also starring Rip Torn, Judy Davis, Steve Coogan, and Asia Argento, Marie Antoinette was given a controversial reception when it premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 20, 2006


Awarded by
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jean-Luc Russier Best Makeup and Hair 2006 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts KK Barrett Best Production Design 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards KK Barrett Best Art Direction/Production Design 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Milena Canonero Best Costume Design 2006 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Milena Canonero Best Costume Design 2006 Nominee
Costume Guild Awards Milena Canonero Best Costumes in a Period Film 2006 Nominee
Satellite Awards Milena Canonero Best Costume Design 2006 Nominee


Kirsten Dunst
as Marie Antoinette
Jason Schwartzman
as Louis XVI
Judy Davis
as Comtesse de Noailles
Rip Torn
as Louis XV
Rose Byrne
as Duchesse de Polignac
Asia Argento
as Contesse du Barry
Molly Shannon
as Aunt Victoire
Shirley Henderson
as Aunt Sophie
Danny Huston
as Emperor Joseph
Marianne Faithfull
as Maria Teresa
Mary Nighy
as Princesse Lamballe
Sebastian Armesto
as Comte de Provence
Jamie Dornan
as Count Fersen
Aurore Clément
as Duchesse de Char
Guillaume Gallienne
as Vergennes
James Lance
as Leonard
Al Weaver
as Comte d'Artois
Tom Hardy
as Raumont
Steve Coogan
as Ambassador Mercy
Clara Brajman
as Austrian Girlfriend
Jean-Christophe Bouvet
as Duc de Choiseul
lo Bottoms
as Lady-in-Waiting
Celine Sallette
as Lady-in-Waiting
Jean-Paul Scarpitta
as Baron Scarpitta
Clementine Poidatz
as Comtesse de Provence
Camille Miceli
as Grand Chambellan
Paul Fortune
as Duc Fortune
Alexia Landeau
as Comtesse de la Londe
Joe Sheridan
as Catty Courtier
Katrine Boorman
as The English Duchess
Sarah Adler
as Comtesse d'Artois
Jean-Marc Stehle
as Doctor Lassonne
Paul Jasmin
as Baron Jasmin
Francis Leplay
as Doctor Delivery Provence
Mathieu Amalric
as Man at Masked Ball
Carlo Brandt
as Palace Gardener
Raphaël Neal
as Garden Page
John P. Arnold
as Minister of Finances
Scali Delpeyrat
as Doctor Delivery M-A
Lauriane Mascaro
as Marie Therese 2 Years
Gaelle Bona
as Girl at Petit Trianon
William Doherty
as Councilman
Florrie Betts
as Marie Therese 6 Years
Dominic Gould
as Count
Jago Betts
as Dauphin 2 Years
Driss Hugo-Kalff
as Dauphin 2 Years
Fabrice Scott
as King's Messenger
Alain Doutey
as Chief Valet
Joseph Malerba
as Queen's Guard


Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
Ross Katz
Sofia Coppola
Antonia Fraser
Book Author
Lance Acord
Roger Neill
Composer (Music Score)
Brian Reitzell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sarah Flack
KK Barrett
Production Designer
Anne Seibel
Supervising Art Director
Jean-Yves Rabier
Art Director
Pierre Du Boisberranger
Art Director
Callum Greene
Fred Roos
Executive Producer
Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer
Paul Rassam
Executive Producer
Milena Canonero
Costume Designer
Veronique Meiberg
Set Decorator
Richard Beggs
Sound/Sound Designer
Stuart Wilson
Sound/Sound Designer
Eliot Mathews
First Assistant Director
Christophe Cheysson
First Assistant Director
Karen Hiles
Giuseppe Berto
Camera Operator
Corinne Devaux
Antoinette Boulat
Karen Lindsay-Stewart
Jean-Luc Russier
Key Make-up
Jean-Christophe Magnaud
Special Effects Coordinator
Henry Le Turc
Location Manager
Mario Pegoretti
Key Hairstylist
Lorraine Glynn
Key Hairstylist
Michael Kirchberger
Supervising Sound Editor
Valentin Monge
Steadicam Operator
Benjamin Murray
Visual Effects
Callum Greene
Unit Production Manager
Roman Coppola
Second Unit Director
Michel Conche
Properties Master
Evelyne Lever
Historical Consultant
Kent Sparling
Re-Recording Mixer
Laurence Azouvy
Jonathan Ferrantelli
Post Production Supervisor
Jean-Yves Rabier
Emilie Cherpitel
Second Assistant Director
Marc Pinquier
Properties Master
Veronique Boitout
Key Hairstylist
Brian Reitzell
Music Producer
Christine Raspillère
Line Producer