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Queen Margot Details

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The historical novel by Alexandre Dumas was adapted for the screen with this lavish French epic, winner of 5 Césars and a pair of awards at the Cannes Film Festival. [[Performer~P374~Isabelle Adjani~isabelleadjani]] stars as Marguerite de Valois, better known as Margot, daughter of scheming Catholic power player Catherine de Medici ([[Performer~P42660~Virna Lisi~virnalisi]]). Margot is an heiress to the throne during the late 16th century reign of the neurotic, hypochondriac King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade), a time when Protestants and Catholics are vying for political control of France. Catherine decides to make an overture of good will by offering up Margot in marriage to prominent Protestant Huguenot Henri of Navarre ([[Performer~P2912~Daniel Auteuil~danielauteuil]]), although she also schemes to bring about the notorious St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572, when tens of thousands of Protestants are slaughtered. The marriage goes forward but Margot doesn't love Henri and takes a lover, the soldier La Mole ([[Performer~P56052~Vincent Perez~vincentperez]]), also a Protestant from a well-to-do family. Murders by poisoning follow, as court intrigues multiply and Catherine's villainous plotting to place her son Anjou ([[Performer~P28649~Pascal Greggory~pascalgreggory]]) on the throne threatens the lives of La Mole, Margot and Henri. The American release version was cut to 145 minutes. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:December 16, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Moidele Bickel Best Costumes 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Moidele Bickel Best Costume Design 1994 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Jean-Hugues Anglade Best Supporting Actor 1994 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Isabelle Adjani Best Actress 1994 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Philippe Rousselot Best Cinematography 1994 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Virna Lisi Best Supporting Actress 1994 Winner
Cannes Film Festival Virna Lisi Best Actress 1994 Winner
Cannes Film Festival Patrice Chéreau Jury Prize 1994 Winner
French Academy of Cinema Patrice Chéreau Best Director 1994 Nominee
French Academy of Cinema Patrice Chéreau Best Picture 1994 Nominee

Cast

Isabelle Adjani
as Margot
Daniel Auteuil
as Henri of Navarre
Jean-Hugues Anglade
as Charles IX
Vincent Perez
as La Mole
Virna Lisi
as Catherine of Medici
Dominique Blanc
as Henriette of Nevers
Pascal Greggory
as Anjou
Claudio Amendola
as Coconnas
Miguel Bose
as Guise
Asia Argento
as Charlotte of Sauve
Julien Rassam
as Alencon
Thomas Kretschmann
as Nancay
Jean-Claude Brialy
as Coligny
Jean-Philippe Ecoffey
as Conde
Emmanuel Salinger
as Du Bartas
Daniel Breton
Grégoire Colin
Jean-Marc Stehle
as Innkeeper
Bruno Todeschini
as Armagnac
Johan Leysen
as Maurevel
Jean Douchet
Richard Bohringer
as Voice of Coconnas [uncredited]
Laure Marsac
as Antoinette
Marc Citti
Marina Golovine
Otto Tausig
as Mendes
Philippe Duclos
Bernard Verley
as Cardinal
Ulrich Wildgruber
as Rene
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Barbet Schroeder
as Advisor

Crew

Patrice Chéreau
Director
Claude Berri
Producer
Alexandre Dumas
Book Author
Patrice Chéreau
Screenwriter
Danièle Thompson
Screenwriter
Philippe Rousselot
Cinematographer
Goran Bregovic
Composer (Music Score)
François Gedigier
Editor
Helene Viard
Editor
Richard Peduzzi
Production Designer
Olivier Radot
Production Designer
Pierre Grunstein
Executive Producer
Sophie Martel
Set Designer
Moidele Bickel
Costume Designer
Dominique Hennequin
Sound/Sound Designer
Guillaume Sciama
Sound/Sound Designer
Jerome Enrico
First Assistant Director
Kuno Schlegelmilch
Makeup Special Effects
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