This is nonfiction commentary. Chapters: La Reine Margot, Intimacy, Gabrielle, Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train, His Brother, Hotel de France, the Wounded Man, La Chair de L'orchidee. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: La Reine Margot is a 1994 French film based on the 1845 historical novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, pere. An abridged version of the film was released as Queen Margot in North America, and in the UK under its original French title. The film was directed by Patrice Chereau. Isabelle Adjani stars as Margaret of Valois, better known as Margot, daughter of scheming Catholic power player Catherine de' Medici (Virna Lisi). Although Margot herself is excluded from the throne by the Salic Law, her marriage to a Protestant prince offers a chance for domestic reconciliation during the late 16th century reign of the neurotic, hypochondriac King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade), a time when Catholics are vying for political control of France with the French Protestants, the Huguenots. Catherine decides to make an overture of goodwill by offering up Margot in marriage to prominent Huguenot and King of Navarre, Henri de Bourbon (Daniel Auteuil), although she also schemes to bring about the notorious St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572, when thousands of Protestants are slaughtered. The marriage goes forward but Margot, who does not love Henri, begins a passionate affair with the soldier La Mole (Vincent Perez), also a Protestant from a well-to-do family. Murders by poisoning follow, as court intrigues multiply and Queen Catherine's villainous plotting to place her son the Duke of Anjou (Pascal Greggory) on the throne threatens the lives of La Mole, Margot and Henri of Navarre. A book with pages painted with arsenic is intended for Hen...http: //booksllc.net/?id=1797028
|Title:||Films Directed by Patrice Chereau (Study Guide) : La Reine Margot, Intimacy, Gabrielle, Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train, His Brother||Publisher:||Books LLC|
|Author:||Llc Books, Books Group, Llc Books|
|No. of Pages:||32|
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