Farewell, my queen

Farewell, my queen

DVD - 2013 | French
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Sidonie, who serves as reader to Marie Antoinette and displays a singular romantic devotion to the queen, witnesses the final days of the French Revolution from inside the walls of the Palace of Versailles. The film is seen from Sidonie's point of view, and the story takes place over the course of four days.
Publisher: [United States] : Cohen Media Group : Distributed by Entertainment One, [2013]
ISBN: 9781417239146
141723914X
Branch Call Number: WORLD FAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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lsmir
Dec 13, 2016

Absolutely mesmerizing. The historical period really comes alive with costumes, language and sets. Every detail is taken care of with great attention and regardless whether it is complete fiction or not, the atmosphere is spot on.

JCLKatieS Apr 01, 2015

The actors in this film were great and I loved the costumes! For anyone interested in French history, especially information about Marie Antoinette, this a wonderful film for you! It's quick, interesting and historically accurate. I highly recommend it.

kevfarley Oct 18, 2014

Lavish costumes and sets ,.. but not much 'history'.

"What if" you could see what the women at the palace were doing while the Revolution started ?
Was the Queen a lesbo ?

An interesting portrait of class differences,.. living among the aristos.

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swyckl
Feb 03, 2014

I liked it! It was from the view point of the reading maid. It showed that in the seven years Marie was a virgin in her marriage to Louis, Marie may have had lesbian feelings toward her favorite maid. It showed less palace monarchy protocol than other biographies about her I have watched. Two unnecessary female nude scenes without sex happens; thus, it should likely be an older audience. It successfully shows how spys were placed into the palace to spy on the the loyal servants & the monarchy. It gives you a better view of the informal back rooms than other biographies. In the end sadly, the queen betrayed the reader.

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WormsBookChief
Aug 01, 2013

I was excited to see this, but a little disappointed overall. While the acting was good, the story line was confusing, and it was slow at times. Not one I'd recommend to many, if any.

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Basileus
May 07, 2013

A very good, and fairly realistic look at the last days the French Royal family was in power. Told from the point of view of loyal servant Sidonie, it deals with the days between the fall of the Bastille, and the King and Queen's forced relocation from Versailles. Some great shots shots of the beauty of Versailles, and the squalor behind the gilt. Plot elements might be confusing to some, so Wiki Marie Antoinette before watching this movie if you have no idea of the people and events surrounding her. French with subtitles.

Red_Sox Apr 12, 2013

Saw the clock getting stolen from the beginning if you know what I mean. great costume and detailed sets.

btmslt Mar 11, 2013

An interesting look at a long ago period of time.

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M_ALCOTT Oct 03, 2015

[This scene takes place by the river. At least no one mentioned "cake".]

Madame Tournon: "How is the Queen?"

Sidonie Laborde: "In excellent spirits."

Madame Tournon: "It seems bread is getting scarcer and scarcer in Paris. That's how the wolves leave the forest."

Sidonie Laborde: [irritated] "What nonsense are you talking now?"

Madame Tournon: "What I hear all over."

Sidonie Laborde: "You're rambling."

Madame Tournon: "At my age, I look at the truth straight on."

Sidonie Laborde: "The truth is, we're safe at Versailles."

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