Directed by Patrice Chereau
Winner of five Cesar Awards,
Patrice Chereau's stylish, realistic adaptation Alexander Dumas' tale is
set during the Catholic-Protestant wars of 16th-century France. Isabelle
Adjani plays Margot, the unwilling daughter of Catherine de Medici (Virna
Lisi in a Cannes Festival-winning role), who is married to Protestant
leader King Henry of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil). In the film Chereau creates
a non-stop series of betrayals, intrigues, plots, poisonings, love affairs
and executions as Margot falls for a common soldier (Vincent Perez).
French with English subtitles. Color. 144 minutes.