The Princess of Montpensier

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

Summary: In The Princess of Montpensier, acclaimed filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier directs a spectacular cast in a riveting, lush romantic drama set in the high courts of 16th Century France. Against the backdrop of the savage Catholic/Protestant wars, Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, finds herself married to a young prince she does not love, haunted by a rakish suitor Gaspard Ulliel from her childhood, and advised by an aging nobleman Lambert Wilson, harboring his own forbidden desire for her. The Princess of Montpensier must struggle passionately to stay alive in the intrigue of this corrupt political and romantic web of duty, passion, religion and war. (IFC Films)

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Runtime: 139 min
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Production: Canal+
Genres: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Countries: Germany, France
Language: French
Director Credit
Bertrand Tavernier Director
Writer Credit
Bertrand Tavernier Writer
François-Olivier Rousseau Writer
Jean Cosmos Writer
Madame de La Fayette Writer
Cast Credit
Anatole de Bodinat Joyeuse
César Domboy Mayenne
Christine Brücher Duchesse De Montpensier
Eric Rulliat Quelus
Florence Thomassin Marquise De Mézières
Gaspard Ulliel Henri De Guise
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet Prince De Montpensier
Jean-Pol Dubois Cardinal De Lorraine
Judith Chemla Catherine De Guise
Lambert Wilson Comte De Chabannes
Mélanie Thierry Princesse Marie De Montpensier
Michel Vuillermoz Duc De Montpensier
Philippe Magnan Marquis De Mézières
Raphaël Personnaz Duc D'Anjou
Samuel Theis La Valette
Producer Credit
Eric Heumann Producer
Frédéric Bourboulon Producer
Laurent Brochand Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by:

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