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Joan of Arc 

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Spurred by divine voices and visions, fifteenth century teen Joan d'Arc leads French forces against the English.
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Series cast summary:
Leelee Sobieski ...  Joan d'Arc 2 episodes, 1999
Chad Willett ...  Jean de Metz 2 episodes, 1999
Peter O'Toole ...  Bishop Pierre Cauchon 2 episodes, 1999
Neil Patrick Harris ...  King Charles VII of France / ... 2 episodes, 1999
Powers Boothe ...  Jacques d'Arc 2 episodes, 1999
Peter Strauss ...  La Hire 2 episodes, 1999
Ted Atherton ...  Jean d'Estivet 2 episodes, 1999
Olympia Dukakis ...  Mother Babette 2 episodes, 1999
Robert Loggia ...  Father Monet 2 episodes, 1999
Jacqueline Bisset ...  Isabelle d'Arc 2 episodes, 1999
Shirley MacLaine ...  Madame de Beaurevoir 2 episodes, 1999
Maury Chaykin ...  Sir Robert de Baudricourt 2 episodes, 1999
Chandra Engstrom Chandra Engstrom ...  Young Joan 2 episodes, 1999
Robert Haley Robert Haley ...  Georges de la Trémoille 2 episodes, 1999
Matt Hoffman ...  Raymond 2 episodes, 1999
Jonathan Hyde ...  John Plantagenet, Duke of Bedford 2 episodes, 1999
Justin Peroff Justin Peroff ...  Pierre d'Arc 2 episodes, 1999
Maximilian Schell ...  Brother Jean le Maistre 2 episodes, 1999
Ron White ...  Jean de Dunois 2 episodes, 1999
Jaimz Woolvett ...  Philip III, Duke of Burgundy (as Jaimz Wolvett) 2 episodes, 1999
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Joan d'Arc (Leelee Sobieski) is born in 1412 in the village of Domrémy in the war zone of Northern France. During her youth, she often witnesses the horrors of war, but her spirit is kept high by the legend of the Maiden of Lorraine. This says that a young maiden one day will unite the divided country and lead the people to freedom. When eleven-years-old, she starts hearing voices from Saint Catherine and Archangel Michael. Through them, she is commissioned by God to go to Prince Charles (Neil Patrick Harris) in Chinon, to convince him to become the King of France, and drive the English occupants away. Charles thinks that Joan could be the catalyst that animates his disheartened troops. He commissions her to lead the army together with Captain La Hire (Peter Strauss). After their victory at Orléans, Joan participates in the coronation of Charles in Reims. Bishop Pierre Cauchon (Peter O'Toole) accuses her of heresy, and is relocated to Northern France, where he associates with the ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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She died at 19. 500 years later her legend lives on! See more »


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English

Release Date:

16 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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Joan of Arc See more »

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Czech Republic See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Joan of Arc was left-handed. See more »

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As Joan walks home after being caught trying to give a child some bread, a crew member with a black and yellow coat can be seen standing on the right side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

La Hire: [to Joan] At Agincourt, I lost my faith in my country, & I came to believe in myself. At Orleans, I lost my faith in myself, & I came to believe in you.
[starts to leave]
La Hire: We are now both utterly alone... & only I have the courage to admit it.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD (180 minutes) is the complete miniseries, as it contains 40 minutes cut from the VHS, which is 140 minutes. See more »

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Version of Johanna aus Lothringen (1959) See more »

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Panis Angelicus
Written by César Franck
Arranged by Julian Smith
Performed by Charlotte Church
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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Great depiction of the story of Maid of Orleans!
3 November 2004 | by marcin_kukuczkaSee all my reviews

A lot of films have been made about this person, but none of them seems to be as powerful as this one. The reason is not only the fact that few films of such topics include such a great cast (most of the characters are played by great stars of cinema). It is, I think, the way that Mr Duguay portrayed Joan of Arc, really as she most probably was like: a young, sweet maiden who dared say the British: "I will lead my nation to victory through God's help!" She turns out to be a saint rather than, like in some other movies, a religious fanatic.

The portrayal of Joan is created perfectly by a young, beautiful actress, with Polish ancestry, Leelee Sobieski. Throughout the movie, she beautifully stresses her innocence and gentleness going in pairs with the capability of leadership. In my opinion, no matter if Leelee will appear in other 50 films in her life career, this role will always be UNFORGETTABLE!

Others who shine in their roles are, of course, Peter O'Toole as bishop Cauchon. On the one hand, he judges Joan and accuses her of pride and vanity; but on the other hand, fights for her "eternal soul". Maximilian Schell also gives a fine performance as a cruel and double faced representative of inquisition. But I particularly like Peter Strauss as La Hire, a commander of the French army. This role is typical for him: someone hesitating and doubting, but in the long run, opening his eyes and totally setting his heart on the values.

"I stopped to believe in others and started to believe myself only. At Orleans, I stopped to believe myself, I started to believe in you," as he says once to Joan - REALLY POWERFUL!

The mini series about Joan of Arc is a must in my film gallery. Without hesitation, I give it 9/10. GREAT STORY, WONDERFUL CAST, EXCELLENT MUSIC, MEMORABLE QUOTES, GREAT LOCATIONS (old castles in the Czech Republic)! This movie is really visually stunning. Do see it! Having seen once, you will feel a need to see this at least for the second time.


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