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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Details


In the 15th century, France is mired in the 100 Years War when a humble voice appears, claiming to have been instructed by the Lord to lead the French army into battle and defend their land against the British. The voice belongs to Jeanne d'Aragon, a teenage girl from a tiny village, and, to the surprise of many, her story does not fall on deaf ears. Wearing the armor of a soldier, the girl known as Joan of Arc leads the French troops in what she believes is a holy battle. Joan would soon be tried for heresy for her actions, but history would vindicate her with sainthood. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc stars [[Performer~P36397~Milla Jovovich~millajovovich]] as Joan of Arc, [[Performer~P20518~Faye Dunaway~fayedunaway]] as Yolande d'Aragon, and [[Performer~P94585~Dustin Hoffman~dustinhoffman]] as The Grand Inquisitor. Directed by [[Performer~P81731~Luc Besson~lucbesson]], The Messenger was originally titled Joan of Arc but added the prefix to avoid confusion with the 1999 TV movie of the same name, which starred [[Performer~P223603~Leelee Sobieski~leeleesobieski]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 18, 1999


Awarded by
French Academy of Cinema Hugues Tissandier Best Production Design 1999 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Sylvie Landra Best Editing 1999 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Thierry Arbogast Best Cinematography 1999 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Vincent Tulli Best Sound 1999 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Luc Besson Best Director 1999 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Bruno Tarriere Best Sound 1999 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Catherine Leterrier Best Costumes 1999 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Eric Serra Best Music 1999 Nominee


Milla Jovovich
as Joan of Arc
John Malkovich
as Charles VII
Faye Dunaway
as Yolande d’Aragon
Dustin Hoffman
as Joan's conscience
Pascal Greggory
as Duke of Alencon
Vincent Cassel
as Gilles de Rais
Tchéky Karyo
as Dunois
Richard Ridings
as La Hire
Desmond Harrington
as Aulon
Timothy West
Toby Jones
as British Judge
Vincent Tulli
as Orleans' Physician


Luc Besson
Patrice Ledoux
Luc Besson
Andrew Birkin
Thierry Arbogast
Eric Serra
Composer (Music Score)
Sylvie Landra
Hugues Tissandier
Production Designer
Alain Paroutaud
Art Director
Bernard Grenet
Alain Pitrel
Set Designer
Catherine Leterrier
Costume Designer
Vincent Tulli
Sound/Sound Designer
Stephane Gluck
First Assistant Director
Frederic Garson
First Assistant Director
Lucinda Syson
Pascal Chaumeil
Second Unit Director
Vincent Tulli
Sound Editor
Philippe Guegan
Stunts Coordinator
Jean-Paul Meurisse
Second Unit Director
Jean-Pierre Sauvaire
Second Unit Camera
Gérard Krawczyk
Second Unit Director
Alain Carsoux
Visual Effects Supervisor
Gérard Sterin
Second Unit Camera
Visual Effects Supervisor