Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (1994)

Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (1994)

Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)



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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 … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Patrice Chéreau, Danièle Thompson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 1, 2003
Box Office: $11.3k
Miramax Films


as Henri de Navarre

as Charles IX

as La Mole

as Duc d'Anjou

as Duc d'Anglencon

as Catherine de Medicis

as Henriette de Nevers

as Duc de Guise

as Charlotte de Sauve

as Armagnac

as Marie Touchet

as Hangman

as Maurevel

as Crussol

as 1st Advisor

as 2nd Adviser

as Antoinette

as 1st Escadron Volant

as 2nd Escardon Volant

as Lady in Waiting

as Voice of Coconnas [u...

as Charles IX's Bodygua...

as Charles IX's Bodygua...

as Commis Rene

as Pretre Reforme

as Protestant

as Protestant

as Protestant

as Garde Nancay

as Jeune Egorge

as Fille Cuisine Egorge

as Henriette's Servant

as Polish Ambassador

as Polish Ambassador
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Critic Reviews for Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (11)

A model of heaving, combustible history, in which period lavishness and performance energy aren't mutually exclusive.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Death seems to linger in every inch of the frame, yet the film lives and breathes like few others.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

Though Queen Margot's sound, sets, costumes, and camerawork collectively stun, Chéreau prioritized his actors, and he gave his ensemble ample freedom to perform.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

That's a lot of plot-and plotting-to sort out, and while Chéreau and co-writer Danièle Thompson occasionally fail to explicate it clearly, the center of the film holds strong.

Full Review… | August 26, 2014
The Dissolve

Among its many other accomplishments, 'Queen Margot' deserves a special prize for its inventive use of poisons - one receives "death by book."

Full Review… | May 11, 2014

will linger in memory long afterwards

Full Review… | January 28, 2012
Old School Reviews

Audience Reviews for Queen Margot (La Reine Margot)


This film should be considered a classic, but instead, I'm afraid, it's considered completely underwatched, underappreciated, and underrated, and it's deserving of so much more!

Michael S

Super Reviewer


Historical drama of epic proportions, sumptuous yet gritty, held together by fine performances from Isabelle Adjani, maidenly, distant, yet passionate and Virna Lisi as the villainous Catherine de Medici. Labyrinthine yet compellingly flamboyant.

hawk ledge

Super Reviewer


I liked this because I've been to France, to the chateau of Amboise, where the Catholics hung the Protestants from the gargoyles. This story takes place during all of that. A link to history. That's my kind of movie, even though it's not real fun.

Laney C.

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