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Farewell My Queen

July 13th 2012
  • Drama/Historical,
  • R,
  • 100 min,
  • Other
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  • Cast: Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen, Xavier Beauvois, Noémie Lvovsky, Michel Robin, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Lolita Chammah, Vladimir Consigny, Dominique Reymond, Anne Benoît, Hervé Pierre, Aladin Reibel, Jacques Nolot, Jacques Herlin, Martine Chevallier, Jacques Boudet, Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc, Jean-Marc Stehlé, Serge Renko, Gilles David, Pierre Rochefort, Rodolphe Congé, Grégory Gadebois, Francis Leplay, Yves Penay, Sonia Joubert
  • Director: Benoît Jacquot
  • Writers: Benoît Jacquot, Gilles Taurand, Chantal Thomas
  • Producers: Jean-Pierre Guérin, Kristina Larsen, Pedro Uriol
  • Associate Producer: Thomas Saignes
  • Executive Producer: Christophe Valette
  • Casting: Antoinette Boulat
  • Costume Designs: Christian Gasc, Valérie Ranchoux
  • D.O.P.: Romain Winding
  • Editors: Luc Barnier, Nelly Ollivault
  • Makeup: Jean-Christophe Roger
  • Music: Bruno Coulais
  • Production Design: Katia Wyszkop

Storyline

"Farewell, My Queen" marks the return of acclaimed director Benoit Jacquot (A Single Girl, Seventh Heaven, Sade, Deep in the Woods,) and captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution.

Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Lea Seydoux as one of Marie's ladies-in-waiting, seemingly an innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress's special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Oise, France; Yvelines, France
  • MPAA Warning: Brief graphic nudity and language
  • Production Budget: $10 million
  • Production Companies: GMT Productions, Les Films du Lendemain, France 3 Cinéma, Morena Films, Canal+, Euro Media France, Ciné+, Invest Image, Région Ile-de-France, La Banque Postale Images 5, Soficinéma 7, Palatine Étoile 9, France Télévision
  • Production Schedule: 16 May 2011 - July 2011

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 21 March 2012: Belgium, France
  • 18 April 2012: Switzerland
  • 19 April 2012: Netherlands
  • 3 May 2012: Czech Republic
  • 4 May 2012: Spain
  • 31 May 2012: Germany
  • 28 June 2012: Greece
  • 16 August 2012: Russia
  • 17 August 2012: Estonia
  • 30 August 2012: Argentina