A review of the film queen margot by patrice chereau

Jean-Claude Brialy is a surprisingly effective choice for the part of the Admiral Coligny whose assassination attempt triggered the Massacrewith Dominique Blanc, Pascal Greggory and Bruno Todeschini lending their talents to an exceptional supporting cast.

Later he proclaimed "The beauty of that princess is more divine than human, but she is made to damn and ruin men rather than to save them.

La Reine Margot Review

As the wicked Catherine de Medici Virna Lisi comes close to stealing the show, turning in a powerful yet extremely subtle portrayal of calculating evil beneath which we can just detect a glimmer of humanity and maternal devotion. For her part, Margaret might have availed herself of the absence of jealousy of her husband to take a lover in the person of the famous Bussy d'Amboise.

His address pleased me, and wrought in me a confidence in myself; and I found I was become of more consequence than I had ever conceived I had been. Her new husband, Henri of Navarre, is shagging Charlotte de Sauve.

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La Reine Margot: sober dispatch or shameless massacre?

I was set out in the most royal manner. The palace became a Parisian political and intellectual center. As the most noble character in the film, Vincent Perez has a glow of sanctity about him, which contrasts vividly with the sheer nastiness of the fiends around him who seem to revel in their depravity like pigs wallowing in their own filth.

Then the Queen-Mother returned to Paris. This is based approximately on a real story: He gave Henry III embarrassed explanations, then compensations. Isabelle Adjani, at the time the most highly regarded actress in France, was a perfect choice for the central role of Marguerite de Valois, her Margot being a picture of fragile innocence that brutally reflects the savagery of her time.

I even had an offer from the UK to do a film about Guy Fawkes. After twenty years of exile, Margaret entered the good graces of the King of France. As the wicked Catherine de Medici Virna Lisi comes close to stealing the show, turning in a powerful yet extremely subtle portrayal of calculating evil beneath which we can just detect a glimmer of humanity and maternal devotion.

He was, however, not accepted by most of the Catholic population until he converted four years later. This was her last public assignment. Pity anyone who turned up to La Reine Margot expecting heartwarming romance and instead got two hours of stabbing, shooting, goring, poisoning, incest, beheading and defenestration, ending with the king of France turning into a human blood fountain.

For Margaret, returning to France was dangerous with the risk that the Spanish would capture her. After this we proceeded on the same platform to the tribune which separates the nave from the choir, where was a double staircase, one leading into the choir, the other through the nave to the church door.

My blue-coloured robe had a train to it of four ells in length, which was supported by three princesses. The rest of the day was passed in innocent amusements; and in the afternoon, or at night, we commonly had a ball.

However, even though the court intrigue took some following, this still worked as a Grand Guignolic soap opera, with Margot's relationships with her husband, lover and fiercely protective brother, the Duc of Anjou Pascal Greggorybeing as satisfyingly melodramatic as Catherine's pitiless villainy.

It is heavily implied that Margot and her royal brothers have all been shagging each other. The scene was re-inserted because Miramax insisted that the relationship between the two characters be more substantial, as the romance was to become the focal point for the American marketing campaign.

She waited nearly a month for a decision on her fate. Relations between Henry and Margaret deteriorated.Though Queen Margot's sound, sets, costumes, and camerawork collectively stun, Chéreau prioritized his actors, and he gave his ensemble ample freedom to perform%.

La Reine Margot is a French period film directed by Patrice Chéreau, and written by himself along with Danièle Thompson, based on the historical novel La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas. The movie, stars Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Virna Lisi and Vincent Pérez.

An abridged version of the film was released as Queen Margot in.

Patrice Chéreau

Arguably the most prolific title in director Patrice Chereau’s three decades of filmmaking, Cohen Media Group releases a beautiful remastering of Queen Margot for its twentieth anniversary.

Chereau, who died at the age of 68 in lateparticipated in the restoration, which is the definitive director’s cut that includes an additional twenty. May 13,  · Watch video · Directed by Patrice Chéreau. With Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez.

Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family/10(K).

Detailed review of the film La Reine Margot (), aka Queen Margot, directed by Patrice Chereau, and starring Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade.

Margaret of Valois

La Reine Margot () aka: Queen Margot. Dir: Patrice Chéreau. Drama / History / Romance Film Synopsis. May 09,  · We lost a major talent with the passing of director Patrice Chéreau, whose movies are marked by fierce intellect and fleshy eroticism.5/5.

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