The Princess of Montpensier details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Melanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Gaspard Ulliel, Raphael Personnaz|
|Genres:||Drama, Romance, World Cinema|
|Original title||La princesse de Montpensier|
|Collections:||Critic's Choice, HD Drama, HD Dramatic Movies, HD Films, Jubilation, Love Hurts, October - World Cinema, Our Favourites|
The Princess of Montpensier
|2hrs 19 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 19 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Bertrand Tavernier's period drama is beautiful to look at, with a compelling story and action scenes.
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A star in Melanie Thierry and a film of beauty and sensitivity.By roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 05 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I wanted to see how a novel written in the 1600s stood up to the rigours of being made into a modern-day film.
It is a great success, due in the main to a very good and experienced director in Bertrand Tavernier and to a lovely performance from the beautiful Melanie Thierry, who I am ashamed to say I did not know before viewing this excellent film. She is an actress to watch for the future.
The background of the Huguenot v Catholics in mid 17 century France adds a good starting point. And the 'backcloth' to any period work is so important.
Having accomplished that,it provides striking photography and wonderful sets that bring a 'sense' of being in 17th century France.
The film then goes on to tell its story.......which I will not repeat the synopsis of here. But suffice it to say that it is a story worth following, Romance, passion,intrigue, period melodrama.....they are all here in abundance.
I hope this thoughful and beautifully crafted film does well at the box-office and on DVD. It deserves it.
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Romance,Sex,Wine and WarBy a customer , 16 Nov 2013An engaging film both visually and through the script It is interesting to see how people once lived but also how relationships and personalities remain the same
fine french cinemaBy littleDarling (6 reviews) , 13 Nov 2013stunning french cinema, the tragedy of love , life and war. exceptional cinematography, and costumes, a joy to the eye!
One of the most boring costume dramas this decade.By ChrisMM (1 review) , 23 Oct 2013France usually produces good costume drama, sometimes long, but worth seeing. The Princess herself is a spoiled blonde, but the best thing about this is the scenery. C'est tout!
Letting down a good run of French filmsBy a customer , 21 Aug 2013Having watched many brilliant French films recently, this one falls far short of the mark. Desperately wanted to like it, but the script was pretty poor, the story not particularly gripping and the acting decidedly wooden in places. Cyrano de Bergerac it isn't. Nice costumes, castles and scenery earns it the 2 stars.
Du jambon francais?By a customer , 13 Aug 2013Oh dear ! I feel an urge to justify this and claim that I'm not a neanderthal who hates subtitles and French films in general !
I think the reasons I stopped watching are two-fold;
the acting was very poor, mis-casting was terribly obvious too.
It COULD have been an interesting film.
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