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Henri 4 (2010)

A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julien Boisselier ... Henri III de Navarra - Henri IV
Joachim Król ... Théodore Agrippa d'Aubigné
Andreas Schmidt Andreas Schmidt ... Guillaume du Bartas
Roger Casamajor ... Maximilien de Béthune 'Rosny'
Armelle Deutsch ... Marguerite de Valois 'Margot'
Chloé Stefani Chloé Stefani ... Gabrielle d'Estrées
Sven Pippig Sven Pippig ... Beauvoise
Sandra Hüller ... Catherine
Hannelore Hoger ... Catharina de Medicis
Ulrich Noethen ... Charles IX
Devid Striesow ... Henri de Valois - Duc d'Anjou
Adam Markiewicz ... François - Duc d'Alençon
Gabriela Maria Schmeide Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Marie de Medici
Christine Urspruch Christine Urspruch ... Leonora (as ChrisTine Urspruch)
Marta Calvó ... Jeanne d'Albret
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A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one with more than a little bloodshed and frequent bawdy sexual interludes. In late 16th-century France, Catholics and Protestant Huguenots were at war. Seemingly seeking peace, the French dowager queen, Catherine de Medici summons Henry to her court to have him marry her daughter, uniting the two warring factions. However, the Catholics slaughter the Protestant wedding guests in what became known as the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre and Henry-now married-must use all his guile to both stay alive and maneuver for the throne Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Biography | Drama | War

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Language:

German | Latin | Italian

Release Date:

4 March 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$327,147
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Runtime:

(2 parts) (TV) | (theatrical) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Julien Boisselier had to learn horse-riding for his role, and later vowed that he would never to do it again. See more »

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decent introduction
5 June 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it reminds many other historical films. for recipes, solutions, mixture of bloody scenes, political secrets and the recreate of a reasonable sketch for a dark period. good performances, beautiful costumes, the hero and a good looking lead actor who, far to be the best choice for the role of Henri IV, it is a reasonable one. short, a seductive film, history "ad usum delphini", good start point for discover the roots of events. and, sure, a nice story, heroic, tragic, interesting. it is one of films with a noble purpose and a smart director who knows translate, on the taste of public, Modern history in the right images. and this is the most important virtue in this case.


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