Director: Véra Belmont Cast: Sophie Marceau, Bernard Giraudeau, Lambert Wilson

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A glorious dancer and a beautiful actress, Marquise (originally known as mademoiselle Du Parc) won the hearts of some of mid-17th-century France's brightest lights, including Moliere, the actor Racine and even the Sun King himself, Louis XIV. Beginning with considerable comedy and ending with almost Grecian tragedy, this lush costumer recounts the story of her life amidst the muck and splendor of medieval Paris and beyond. It was Moliere and his companion Gros-Rene who discovered Marquise dancing in the rain before an eager crowd of men. The girl's father collects the money they offer while she dutifully services each and every one. Moliere, Gros-Rene and their acting troupe pause briefly to watch her dance. The rotund comic Gros-Rene immediately falls head over heels, and even though she is with an old man he rushes up to propose and offers to steal her away to Paris. Marquise accepts and so launches her career. Though there will be many other men in her life, she keeps a special place in her heart reserved only for her unlikely spouse. Marquise later becomes involved with Racine. The two work together often, but as his career takes off towards the stars, hers goes in another direction, one that leads to tragedy.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/2019
UPC: 0850003924045
Original Release: 1997
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 81,976

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interview with Director Vera Belmont; New essay by Author and Professor Laurence Marie

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sophie Marceau Marquise
Bernard Giraudeau Moliere
Lambert Wilson Racine
Patrick Timsit Gros-Rene
Thierry Lhermitte Louis XIV
Anémone La Voisin
Remo Girone Lully
Georges Wilson Floridor
Franck de la Personne Actor
Marianne Basler Actor
Estelle Skornik Actor
Christine Joly Actor
Anne-Marie Philippe Actor
Beatrice Palme Actor
Simon Andreu Actor
Victoria Pena Actor
Romina Mondello Actor

Technical Credits
Véra Belmont Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Marcel Beaulieu Screenwriter
Olga Berlutti Costumes/Costume Designer
Corinne Devaux Choreography
Jean-Marie Dreujou Cinematographer
Martine Giordano Editor
Jean-Francois Josselin Screenwriter
Aldo Lado Executive Producer
Gerard Lamps Sound/Sound Designer
Gerard Mordillat Screenwriter
Gerard Moulevrier Casting
Stefano Paltrinieri Set Decoration/Design
Gianni Quaranta Art Director,Production Designer
Jordi Savall Score Composer
Richard Shorr Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Marquise
255. Chapters
1. Rain Dance [12:06]
2. The Mute [7:56]
3. Upstaging [11:23]
4. Dancing Shoes [8:52]
5. Feast [7:59]
6. As Long As You Love Me [12:57]
7. Leeches [4:59]
8. Bosoms and Bottoms [4:43]
9. Seized [10:13]
10. Encore [10:57]
11. Final Bow [10:43]
12. Credits [11:21]
13. Chapter 13 [1:31]
14. Chapter 14 [:02]
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [:01]
2. Chapter 2 [18:46]
3. Chapter 3 [:02]

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