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Marie Antoinette (2006)

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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marie Antoinette
... Louis XVI
... Comtesse de Noailles
... Louis XV
... Duchesse de Polignac
... Comtesse du Barry
... Aunt Victoire
... Aunt Sophie
... Emperor Joseph II
... Empress Maria Theresa
... Princesse Lamballe
... Comte Louis de Provence
... Count Axel Fersen
... Duchesse de Char
... Vergennes
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"All eyes will be on you," says the Austrian Empress, Maria Theresa to her youngest daughter Marie Antoinette. The film, marketed for a teen audience, is an impressionistic retelling of Marie Antoinette's life as a young queen in the opulent and eccentric court at Versailles. The film focuses on Marie Antoinette, as she matures from a teenage bride to a young woman and eventual queen of France. Written by Scrltrose83

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At 15 she became a bride. At 19 she became a queen. By 20 she was a legend. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo | See all certifications »

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20 October 2006 (USA)  »

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María Antonieta  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,361,050, 22 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,962,471, 3 December 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,862,471, 15 March 2007
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The original script of the movie briefly mentioned the Diamond Necklace Affair, a pivotal case in Marie Antoinette's life, but it ends up never being mentioned in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In two "sunrise" scenes, the sun is seen "rising" at the bottom of the palace gardens, which in fact lie to the west (WNW) of the palace. See more »

Quotes

Marie-Antoinette: [in the gardens] Welcome to my little village!
Princesse de Lamballe: I love it!
Duchesse de Polignac: It's heaven here!
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Version of The Queen's Necklace (1929) See more »

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Courtesy of Warp Records
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Marie-Antoinette at the Court of Versaille at age 14 through to age 30. Her progression from eagerness, disappointment, compensation and the end, which we all know.
26 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

A hauntingly beautiful film about how deep disappointment finds an outlet in "creative" frivolity. The combination of rock music and the rituals of Versaille never "shocks" thanks to the mastery of the direction. There is also a solid mastery of pacing. The slow progression of the film never bores; it reveals in time. The glory of Versailles is not shown

at the beginning but only as the film and the psychology of its heroine develop. The films owes a lot to the leading actress and way she is shot. The close-ups of the expressive face of Kirsten Dunst communicate the whole range of emotions behind a women eager to please and to do well, but who is trapped and inwardly anguished and disappointed. Rarely have we felt so close to a famous woman so far back in time. The film also masters the art of depicting "historical clichés", such as MA playing milkmaid, very convincingly. I was wonderfully surprised by this unusual film, and will see it a second time.


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