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The rise and fall of a beauteous actress. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favorite of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

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Marquise
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Molière
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Racine
Patrick Timsit ...
Gros-René
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Louis XIV
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La Voisin
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Jean-Baptiste Lully
Georges Wilson ...
Floridor
Marianne Basler ...
Madame
Franck de la Personne ...
Monsieur
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Armande
Estelle Skornik ...
Marie
Anne-Marie Philipe ...
Catherine de Brie
Christine Joly ...
Madeleine Béjart
Beatrice Palme ...
Geneviève
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Marquise is a drama about the rise and fall of a beauteous actress. As cheerfully portrayed by Sophie Marceau, the eponymous heroine is an engagingly ribald, but perhaps rather too modern, character. She rises from an impoverished background to become a favourite of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and the mistress of the celebrated Racine, who wrote roles especially for her; but her fate, in the end, is a tragic one. Written by Anonymous

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12 September 1997 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$71,384, 21 September 1997
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L'amour médecin
Written by Jean-Baptiste Lully
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Beautiful film
3 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

It is so nice to see a person encouraged to follow her dream - despite opposition from others, and despite having to overcome her own fears at times. The ending is sad but it fits with the film's whole tragic theme, and works well as the play-within-a-play. Excellent performances by Marceau and Giraudeau (as Moliere). Excellent insight into the lives of travelling players, and Louis XIV's era.


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