Joan the Maid: The Battles/Joan the Maid: The Prisons [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Background filmographies of Sandrine Bonnaire and Jacques Rivette
  • Detailed essays about Jacques Rivette and the French New Wave, as well as the history of Joan of Arc
  • Historical timeline

Synopsis

Jeanne La Pucelle: Les Prisons
Jacques Rivette directed this richly detailed six-hour drama based on the story of Joan of Arc. In Part one, "Les Batailles," Jeanne the Maid (Sandrine Bonnaire) leaves her childhood home in Domremy after hearing what she is sure was the voice of God. She believes that she can help lead France to victory on the battlefield, and she persuades Charles, dauphin of France (Andre Marcon) to allow her to guide his troops. Part two, "Les Prisons," concerns the sad aftermath of Jeanne's defeat at Orleans. Jeanne is sent to prison, where in two separate trials she is tried for heresy and impersonating a man, with both her life and the sanctity of her mortal body at stake. A four-hour version, with each of the two parts trimmed down to two hours, is also available. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Jeanne La Pucelle: Les Batailles
Jacques Rivette directed this richly detailed six-hour drama based on the story of Joan of Arc. In Part one, "Les Batailles," Jeanne the Maid (Sandrine Bonnaire) leaves her childhood home in Domremy after hearing what she is sure was the voice of God. She believes that she can help lead France to victory on the battlefield, and she persuades Charles, dauphin of France (Andre Marcon) to allow her to guide his troops. Part two, "Les Prisons," concerns the sad aftermath of Jeanne's defeat at Orleans. Jeanne is sent to prison, where in two separate trials she is tried for heresy and impersonating a man, with both her life and the sanctity of her mortal body at stake. A four-hour version, with each of the two parts trimmed down to two hours, is also available. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sandrine Bonnaire
    Sandrine Bonnaire - Joan of Arc
  • Baptiste Roussillon
    Baptiste Roussillon - Baudricourt
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    Didier Sauvegrain - Raoul de Gaucourt
  • Jean-Pierre Lorit
    Jean-Pierre Lorit - Jean d'Alencon
  • Jean-Louis Richard
    Jean-Louis Richard - La Tremoille

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