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The Queen Margot

The Queen Margot

A Feature film by Patrice Chéreau

Produced by Renn Productions

Release in France : 13/05/1994

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Actors (43)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Renn Productions

Foreign production companies :

Nef Filmproduktion, Rcs, ARD/Degeto Film GMBH

French distributors :

Pathé Distribution, AMLF

Co-productions :

D.A. FILMS, France 2 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution

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She is beautiful, she is Catholic, she is the King's sister, she is Marguerite of Valois. Her brother calls her Margot. He is Protestant, they say that he is rude, that he never shaves, that he smells of garlic and sweat. He is Henri of Navarre. They are forced to marry. It is a political move : to reconcile the French, ripped apart by the Wars of religion. They are three brothers : the eldest, King Charles IX , Anjou and the youngest, Alençon. They love Margot, they love her too much, with an ambiguous and possessive passion. Yet they are all present, laughing, dancing, pretending to have fun. The head of the family is Catherine of Medicis. She has taught her children about hypocrisy and given them the taste for power. During this terribly hot month of August, hate and fear will drown everything else. Because it is not Charles IX who rules, but Madame Catherine, and she loves Anjou. She wishes to give him a kingdom at peace. How far will she go ? All the way.

Full credits (27)

Executive Producer :

Claude Berri

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Patrice Chéreau, Danièle Thompson

Author of original work :

Alexandre Dumas

Director of Photography :

Philippe Rousselot

Sound Assistant :

Olivier Burgaud

Camera operators :

Patrick de Ranter, Marc Koninckx, Myriam Touzé

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Sound editors :

Sylvie Gadmer, Gérard Hardy, Corinne Rozenberg

Production Assistant :

Carsten Meyer-grohbrugge

Production Designers :

Richard Peduzzi, Olivier Radot

Foley artist :

Pascal Chauvin

Casting :

Margot Capelier

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

Location manager :

Catherine Pierrat

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :


Sub-genre :

Drama, Literary adaptation , Historical

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Coproducer countries :

France, Germany, Italy

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Majority French (France, Germany, Italy)

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Runtime :

2 h 39 min

Current status :


Visa number :

82.676 et 82.677

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Audio format :

Dolby SR

Posters (1)



Festival Selections (8)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2009

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2009)


Tribute to Patrice Chéreau

Academy Awards - 1995

Academy Awards (United States, 1995)


Nomination for Best Costume Design : Moidele Bickel

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1995

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1995)

Selection (12)

Best Costume Design : Moidele Bickel

Best Production Design : Richard Peduzzi, Olivier Radot

Best Cinematography : Philippe Rousselot

Best Editing : François Gédigier, Hélène Viard

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Patrice Chéreau, Danièle Thompson

Best Original Music : Goran Bregovic

Best Director : Patrice Chéreau

Best Supporting Actress : Dominique Blanc

Best Supporting Actress : Virna Lisi

Best Supporting Actor : Jean-Hugues Anglade

Best Film

Best Actress : Isabelle Adjani

Cannes International Film Festival - 1994

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1994)


Official Competition

Awards (2)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1995

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1995)

Awards (5)

Cesar Award for Best Actress : Isabelle Adjani

César award for best supporting actor : Jean-Hugues Anglade

Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress : Virna Lisi

César award for best costume design : Moidele Bickel

César award for best cinematography : Philippe Rousselot

Cannes International Film Festival - 1994

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1994)

Awards (2)

Award for Best actress : Virna Lisi

Special Jury Prize