Man in the Iron Mask

Man in the Iron Mask

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Director: Randall Wallace

Cast: Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich

     
 

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Oscar-nominated Randall Wallace (Braveheart) made his directorial debut with this adaptation of the 1848 classic by Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role. Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis (Jeremy Irons), Athos (John Malkovich), and Porthos (Gerard Depardieu) fought together with their friend D'ArtagnanSee more details below

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Oscar-nominated Randall Wallace (Braveheart) made his directorial debut with this adaptation of the 1848 classic by Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role. Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis (Jeremy Irons), Athos (John Malkovich), and Porthos (Gerard Depardieu) fought together with their friend D'Artagnan (Gabriel Byrne). The arrogant, tyrannical King Louis XIV (Leonardo DiCaprio) desires the beautiful Christine (Judith Godreche), so he orders her suitor Raoul (Peter Sarsgaard), the son of Athos, off to face death at the front. He also sends Aramis to kill the leader of a Jesuit rebellion. Louis is unaware that his loyal protector and informant, D'Artagnan, is the secret lover of his mother, Queen Anne (Anne Parillaud). Louis' younger twin brother, Philippe (also DiCaprio) is the man in the iron mask, imprisoned for the past six years. Arthos and Porthos plan to free Philippe, abduct Louis and replace him by putting Philippe on the throne. French location scenes include the Chateau de Fontainbleau. Previous adaptations: Allan Dwan's The Iron Mask (1929) with Douglas Fairbanks, the 1939 James Whale version with Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina in Lady in the Iron Mask (1952), Henri Decoin's Le Masque de Fer (1962), Mike Newell's 1976 TV movie with Richard Chamberlain, and Ken Annakin's The Fifth Musketeer (1978, aka Behind the Iron Mask) with Beau Bridges, Lloyd Bridges, Sylvia Kristel, Ursula Andress, Cornel Wilde, Jose Ferrer, Rex Harrison, and Olivia de Havilland. A second film titled The Man in the Iron Mask was released in 1998, a low-budget effort from director William Richert.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2012
UPC:
0883904241102
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Sales rank:
1,099

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonardo DiCaprio Louis XIV,Philippe
Jeremy Irons Aramis
John Malkovich Athos
Gérard Depardieu Porthos
Gabriel Byrne d'Artagnan
Anne Parillaud Queen Anne
Judith Godrèche Christine
Edward Atterton Lieutenant Andre
Peter Sarsgaard Raoul
Laura Fraser Bedroom Beauty
Hugh Laurie King's Advisor
David Lowe King's Advisor

Technical Credits
Randall Wallace Director,Producer,Screenwriter
James Acheson Costumes/Costume Designer
Frédéric Auburtin Asst. Director
Francois de Lamothe Art Director
Rene Dupont Co-producer
Nick Glennie-Smith Score Composer
Paul Hitchcock Co-producer
William Hoy Editor
Alan Ladd Executive Producer
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Anthony Pratt Production Designer
Albert Rajau Art Director
Cathy Sandrich Casting
Russ Smith Producer
David A. Stephenson Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Suschitzky Cinematographer
David Tomblin Asst. Director
Philippe Turlure Set Decoration/Design

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