Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (1994)
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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. Isabelle Adjani stars as Marguerite de Valois, better known as Margot, daughter of scheming Catholic power player Catherine de Medici (Virna Lisi). 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
Dec 9, 1994 Wide
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A model of heaving, combustible history, in which period lavishness and performance energy aren't mutually exclusive.
Death seems to linger in every inch of the frame, yet the film lives and breathes like few others.
Though Queen Margot's sound, sets, costumes, and camerawork collectively stun, Chéreau prioritized his actors, and he gave his ensemble ample freedom to perform.
Among its many other accomplishments, 'Queen Margot' deserves a special prize for its inventive use of poisons - one receives "death by book."
Serving as opening night of the 1994 Cannes Festival, this bloody account of French royalty divided critics, often along national lines, eliciting debates of French versus Hollywood cinema; good production values help this overlong violent saga.
Cinematic Dessert....Very Tasty
Tough to sit through, and not really worth all the effort.
Lavish and disturbing, if somewhat cold. Adjani is typically solid.
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