Movies: Farewell, My Queen (Les adieux a la reine)
Farewell, My Queen (Les adieux a la reine)
Drama
Versailles in July 1789. There's growing disquiet at the court of King Louis XVI: the people are defiant and the country is on the brink of revolution. Behind the scenes at the royal palaces emergency plans are being made. Although nobody believes that this spells the end of the established order everyone is talking of escape, including Queen Marie Antoinette and her entourage. One of Marie Antoinette's ladies-in-waiting is Sidonie Laborde who, as the Queen's reader, is a member of the monarch's inner circle. Little does she know that she is about to witness the downfall of her beloved queen. Rated R for brief graphic nudity and language.
Cast: Diane Kruger, Xavier Beauvois, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky, Léa Seydoux
Produced by: Kristina Larsen, Jean-Pierre Guerin, Christophe Valette, Pedro Uriol
Directed by: Benoit Jacquot
Written by: Benoit Jacquot, Gilles Taurand, Chantal Thomas
Running time: 1hr 40min
Opens: Jul 13, 2012 NY/LA
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