Queen Margot

1994

Drama / History / Romance

90
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 16

Synopsis


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Cast

Barbet Schroeder as Young Man / Narrator
Hélène de Fougerolles as Une courtisane
Jean-Hugues Anglade as Charles IX
Vincent Perez as La Môle
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1.43 GB
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23.976 fps
159 min
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159 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer 9 / 10 / 10

extremely compelling

The St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre---not exactly a subject the average person knows much about these days. But, a VERY important part of French and European history nonetheless. The history teacher in me will now BRIEFLY take over: Like England, there was a lot of tension between the Protestants (Hugenots) and Catholics during the 16th century. However, unlike Henry VIII's ultimate decision to break from the Catholic Church, the French pretty much wiped out the Hugenots--those who were not killed fled abroad. Up until St. Bart's Day, there had been tension but eventually the king granted religious freedom to all. This was not to last, as a conspiracy was hatched and on St. Bart's Day, thousands of Hugenots were murdered. To commemorate this event, the Pope issued a special medallion and ordered a celebration. Not exactly one of the finer moments in human history. The movie concerns the machinations leading up to the event as well as portraying the massacre and the after effects. I'm not going to say more, as I don't want to spoil it for the viewer. However, I will say that the writing, acting and pacing of this film were excellent and kept my attention throughout. This fictionalized account of this true-life tragedy is compelling.

Reviewed by kosmasp 7 / 10 / 10

The other red wedding

I guess when someone says red wedding, right now and maybe for the foreseeable future they might think of a tv show rather than this movie or the real accurance that is behind it. Really crazy and quite mental to think that people of different believes would ... oh it happened all the time in human history in one form or another? Well I reckon that is true. This special night (though it is only the beginning) kicked things off. It was meant to be a coming together and ended up being something completely different. How much of what is depicted here is actually factually true or happened - I couldn't tell you. Do your research though if you are interested, there is a lot to find out overall. Having said that, also try to watch the longer cut of the movie since it'll include more things and more story (not just murder, mayhem and nudity) ..

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10 / 10

Dumas on Screen

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. Alright, I had no idea that this was based on the 1845 historical novel "La Reine Margot" by Dumas. I had no idea he wrote such a book, or that an earlier version had been filmed. And most importantly, I have no idea how accurate any of this is. For the sake of cinema, I suppose it doesn't matter. The truth is at least partially here, because the romance is real and there really was a St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, though I don't think it is very well known today, especially in the United States. (We are woefully ignorant of European history.) Margot (or Margaret of Valois) remains an interesting character, if for no other reason than that she is an ancestor of the current royal family in England.

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