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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    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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    International releases (32)

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    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 :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Literary adaptation , Historical

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Germany, Italy)

    Production year :

    1994

    French release :

    13/05/1994

    Runtime :

    2 h 39 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    82.676 et 82.677

    Visa issue date :

    13/01/1995

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

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    News

    Festival Selections (8)

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2009

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2009)

    Selection

    Tribute to Patrice Chéreau

    Academy Awards - 1995

    Academy Awards (United States, 1995)

    Selection

    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)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards (2)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1995

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

    Awards (5)

    César Award for Best Actress : Isabelle Adjani

    César Award for Best Supporting Actor : Jean-Hugues Anglade

    César 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

    Delegations