The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

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The year is 1429. France is in political and religious turmoil as members of the royal family battle for rule. But one peasant girl from a remote village gave her country the miracle it was looking for. Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Dazed and... read more
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The year is 1429. France is in political and religious turmoil as members of the royal family battle for rule. But one peasant girl from a remote village gave her country the miracle it was looking for. Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Dazed and Confused) is Joan of Arc, a young woman who would inspire and lead her countrymen until her execution at the age of nineteen. Raised in a religious family, Joan witnessed her sister's rape and death at the hands of an invading army. Years later, as the same war raged on, Joan stood before her king with a message she claimed came from God: give her an army, and in God's name she would reclaim his diminished kingdom. But was the message real, or the delusion of a girl whose life had been shattered? This startling epic drama by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) explores the life of Joan of Arc, her amazing victories, relationship with God, and tragic death. Co-starring John Malkovich and Academy Award® winners Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway, THE MESSENGER is a modern take on a medieval saint who enthralls people even today.

Original Release

10/27/1999

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Cast

Dustin Hoffman The Conscience
Faye Dunaway Yolande of Aragon
John Malkovich Charles VII
Milla Jovovich Joan of Arc
Pascal Greggory The Duke of Alençon
Vincent Cassel Gilles de Rais
Tcheky Karyo Dunois (as Tcheky Karyo)
Rab Affleck Comrade
Stéphane Algoud Look Out (as Stephane Algoud)
Edwin Apps Bishop
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Luc Besson

Writers

Andrew Birkin, Luc Besson

Cast

Dustin Hoffman The Conscience
Faye Dunaway Yolande of Aragon
John Malkovich Charles VII
Milla Jovovich Joan of Arc
Pascal Greggory The Duke of Alençon
Vincent Cassel Gilles de Rais
Tcheky Karyo Dunois (as Tcheky Karyo)
Rab Affleck Comrade
Stéphane Algoud Look Out (as Stephane Algoud)
Edwin Apps Bishop
David Bailie English Judge
Christian Barbier Captain
Timothy Bateson English Judge
David Begg Nobleman - Rouen's Castle
Christian Bergner Captain
Andrew Birkin Talbot
Dominic Borrelli English Judge
John Boswall Old Priest
Matthew Bowyer The Bludgeoned French Soldier
Paul Brooke Domremy's Priest

Producers

Marc Jenny Executive Producer
Oldrich Mach Executive Producer
Luc Besson Producer
Patrice Ledoux Producer

Editors

Sylvie Landra

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