Queen Margot

Queen Margot

Isabelle Adjani
Director: Patrice Chéreau Cast: Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
, Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Patrice Chéreau


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The historical novel by Alexandre Dumas was adapted for the screen with this lavish French epic, winner of 5 Césars and a pair of awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Isabelle Adjani stars as Marguerite de Valois, better known as Margot, daughter of scheming Catholic power player Catherine de Medici (Virna Lisi). Margot is an heiress to the throne during the late 16th century reign of the neurotic, hypochondriac King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade), a time when Protestants and Catholics are vying for political control of France. Catherine decides to make an overture of good will by offering up Margot in marriage to prominent Protestant Huguenot Henri of Navarre (Daniel Auteuil), although she also schemes to bring about the notorious St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572, when tens of thousands of Protestants are slaughtered. The marriage goes forward but Margot doesn't love Henri and takes a lover, the soldier La Mole (Vincent Perez), also a Protestant from a well-to-do family. Murders by poisoning follow, as court intrigues multiply and Catherine's villainous plotting to place her son Anjou (Pascal Greggory) on the throne threatens the lives of La Mole, Margot and Henri. The American release version was cut to 145 minutes.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/26/2014
UPC: 0741952776291
Original Release: 1994
Rating: NR
Source: Cohen Media Group
Time: 2:39:00
Sales rank: 19,164

Special Features

Feature-length commentary by Director Emeritus of the New York film festival Richard Peña 2014 Re-release trailer Collectible booklet

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Isabelle Adjani Margot
Daniel Auteuil Henri of Navarre
Jean-Hugues Anglade Charles IX
Vincent Perez La Mole
Virna Lisi Catherine of Medici
Dominique Blanc Henriette of Nevers
Pascal Greggory Anjou
Claudio Amendola Coconnas
Miguel Bosé Guise
Asia Argento Charlotte of Sauve
Julien Rassam Alencon
Thomas Kretschmann Nancay
Jean-Claude Brialy Coligny
Jean-Philippe Ecoffey Conde
Emmanuel Salinger Du Bartas
Laure Marsac Antoinette
Barbet Schroeder Advisor
Jean-Marc Stehle Innkeeper
Otto Tausig Mendes
Bruno Todeschini Armagnac
Tolsty Hangman
Bernard Verley Cardinal
Ulrich Wildgruber Rene
Laurent Arnal Actor
Daniel Breton Actor
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi Actor
Marc Citti Actor
Grégoire Colin Actor
Jean Douchet Actor
Philippe Duclos Actor
Marina Golovine Actor
Carlos Lopez Actor
Charles Nelson Actor
Johan Leysen Maurevel
Richard Bohringer Voice of Coconnas [uncredited]

Technical Credits
Patrice Chéreau Director,Screenwriter
Claude Berri Producer
Moidele Bickel Costumes/Costume Designer
Goran Bregovic Score Composer
Georges Demetreau Special Effects
Jerome Enrico Asst. Director
François Gedigier Editor
Pierre Grunstein Executive Producer
Dominique Hennequin Sound/Sound Designer
Sophie Martel Set Decoration/Design
Richard Peduzzi Production Designer
Olivier Radot Production Designer
Philippe Rousselot Cinematographer
Kuno Schlegelmilch Makeup Special Effects
Guillaume Sciama Sound/Sound Designer
Danièle Thompson Screenwriter
Helene Viard Editor

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