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La Reine Margot (1993)



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4.5 out of 10 LA REINE MARGOT
Una from Kildare, 27 May 2011
REALLY ENJOYED THIS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED HISTORIALLY ACCURATE AND CHARACTERS WELL DRAWN WONDERFUL DRAMATIC ENACTMENT WANTED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS HISTORICAL EVENT AND THE CHARACTERS CAUGHT UP IN IT REALISM IS ONLY ALLOWED TO A POINT NO GRATUITIOUS VIOLENCE OR GORE YET THE HORROR DEPICTED BY THE SUPERB ACTING LOSES ON ONE POINT ONLY NO ACTUAL SEX OTHERWISE IT COULD HAVE BEEN A PERFECT ARTHUR EAT YOUR HEART OUT!!!!!!
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3.5 out of 10 Excellent, but heavy going
Eamon from Meath, 06 May 2010
One of those films that you have to keep watching (and reading the subtitles) in case you miss anything central to the story. Hard work at times but very rewarding for it.
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August 1572 - France is torn apart in bitter religious wars. Marguerite, know as Margot, is proud and beautiful: the Catholic sister of King Charles IX, she is forced to marry the Protestant Henri de Navarre in an effort to reconcile her native France. Six days after the wedding, the infamous St Bartholomew's Day massacre takes place, encouraged by Margot's mother, the ruthless and scheming Catherine de Medici. Thousands of Protestants are brutally murdered, but one of...

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