The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

Released: 1999
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Genre
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Rab Affleck, John Malkovich, Milla Jovovich, ,
Run time: 158 min
IMDb: 6.4/10
Country: France
Views: 105653


1429. While the war between France and England (the Hundred Years War) appeared settled in 1420, in England’s favour, the death of King Henry V of England reignites it. England occupies large areas of France and appears set to take the whole of it. Into this moment of crisis rides legendary Joan of Arc, a teenage girl who claims to be lead by divine visions.
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User Reviews: Some movies would probably try to make a more divine spirit out of Joan but at least Besson examines all possibilities as regards to what inspired her. I think it was as honest a film you could make about Joan. Her quest for revenge combined with tremendous belief in the forces above that ignited her fire. Through Dustin Hoffman the viewer can question her motives and get her response. And what a performance! Milla was simply breathtaking as Joan.

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