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Marie Antoinette (2006)

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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"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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The Party That Started A Revolution 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)  »

Also Known As:

Marija Antoaneta  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£283,883 (UK) (20 October 2006)

Gross:

$15,962,471 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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Trivia

Sofia Coppola based the look of Count Axel von Fersen (Jamie Dornan) on 1980s pop singer Adam Ant. See more »

Goofs

At the masque ball, Marie Antoinette's black eye mask changes opacity and position multiple times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ambassador Mercy: Madame du Barry would like to offer you some diamonds.
Marie-Antoinette: I have enough diamonds.
Ambassador Mercy: Snubbing the King's favorite is publicly criticizing the King's behavior. All you need to do is say a few words to her; because of rank she is not allowed to speak to you first.
Marie-Antoinette: Well, I certainly have nothing to say to her. And why should I approve of his cavorting with a harlot?
Ambassador Mercy: [reproachfully] Your Royal Highness!
Marie-Antoinette: Well, that's what she is. Everyone knows that she's from a brothel and that title was bought for her.
Ambassador Mercy: ...
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Referenced in Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) See more »

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Keen On Boys
Written by Johan Duncanson & Martin Larsson
Performed by The Radio Dept (as The Radio Dept.)
Courtesy of Labrador Records & XL Recordings Ltd.
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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 (France) – 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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