The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Movie

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In the 15th century, France was entangled in the Hundred Years' War with England. When the country seemed to be threatened with its inevitable downfall, Joan of Arc (Milla Jovovich), a 17-year-old illiterate peasant girl, appeared at the court of the French Dauphin, Charles (John Malkovich). She claimed that she had been instructed by the Lord to lead troops into a holy battle and defend their land against the aggressors. Inspired by the charismatic, self-confident, strong and fearless maiden, warriors won a victory over the English at Orleans. A year later, Joan was captured by the Burgundian and sold to their allies, the English, who tried her for heresy and burnt alive at the stake. In 1456, she was pronounced innocent. In 1920, Joan of Arc was declared a national heroine and canonized a saint.

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Movie Info

Year:
1999
IMDB Rating:
6.2
IMDB Votes:
14710
Countries:
France
Genres:
Drama, War, History, Biography
Tags:
Murder, Political, Character name in title, Betrayal, Fantasy sequence, Rain, Coronation, France, Violence, Throat slitting

Domestic:
$14,276,317 (21.3%)
+ Foreign:
$52,700,000 (78.7%)
= Worldwide:
$66,976,317
Opening
Weekend:
$6,360,968 (2,147 theaters, $2,962 average) % of Total Gross: 44.6%
Release:
2,147 theaters

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