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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)  link to The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 560

cover The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

IMDb Rating:
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6.4/10 (56390 votes)

Country: French, 158 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Adventure, War, History, Biography

Director(s): Luc Besson

Cast: Rab Affleck (as Comrade), Edwin Apps (as Bishop), David Bailie (as English Judge), Timothy Bateson (as English Judge), David Begg (as Nobleman - Rouen's Castle)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: In 1412, a young girl called Jeanne is born in Domrémy, France. The times are hard: The Hunderd Years war with England has been going on since 1337, English knights and soldiers roam the country. Jeanne develops into a very religious young woman, she confesses several times a day. At the age of 13, she has her first vision and finds a sword. When coming home with it, she finds the English leveling her home town. Years after that, in 1428, she knows her mission is to be ridding France of the English and so sets out to meet Charles, the Dauphin. In his desperate military situation, he welcomes all help and gives the maiden a chance to prove her divine mission. After the successful liberation of Orléans and Reims, the Dauphin can be crowned traditionally in the cathedral of Reims - and does not need her anymore, since his wishes are satisfied. Jeanne d'Arc gets set up in his trap and is imprisoned by the Burgundians. In a trial against her under English law, she can't be forced to tell ...

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Apr 26, 2017