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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Kirsten Dunst
Jason Schwartzman
Rip Torn
Judy Davis
Marianne Faithfull
Steve Coogan
Directors
Sofia Coppola
Screenwriters
Sofia Coppola
Running Time
123 minutes

Marie Antoinette
Kirsten Dunst shines as the 18th century Queen of France.


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Marie Antoinette

Plot
Marie Antoinette (Dunst), a 14 year-old Austrian princess, is sent to marry the future king of France, Louis XVI (Schwartzman). Ascending to the throne aged 19 and under constant pressure to produce an heir, Marie tries to escape her stultifying existence.


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If not particularly useful as a GCSE study guide or a deep psychological portrait, Marie Antoinette is gorgeous, giddy, gilded filmmaking.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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