Marie Antoinette

  |  Book Tickets: 24/09/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2006
  |  Watch Now: 05/05/2006
  |  117 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC


Lavish historical drama from writer/director Sofia Coppola. Born to Austrian nobility, Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) is only 14 years old when she's pledged to marry Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman), the 15-year-old king of France, in an alliance that has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with love. Sent to France and stripped of her former life, Marie weds Louis but, to the consternation of the royal court, he seems either unwilling or unable to consummate the marriage, while his advisors clamour for an heir to the throne. Young, and more than a bit out of step with the new life that's been thrust upon her, Marie gives herself over to the pleasures of life in Versailles, knowing and caring little of the political intrigue that surrounds her.