The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
International Version
Country of Origin: France
Production year: 1999
Director: Luc Besson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-046078
Running time: 2:38 (158 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 04, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#936)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
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 waiting 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.
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Genres
Drama
War
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Gaumont
 • Columbia Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Music Only  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • 4-Page Booklet
Crew
Direction
Luc Besson....Director
Writing
Andrew Birkin....Writer
Luc Besson....Writer
Production
Patrice Ledoux....Producer
Marc Jenny....Executive Producer
Oldrich Mach....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Thierry Arbogast....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Sylvie Landra....Film Editor
Music
Eric Serra....Composer
Sound
Vincent Tulli....Sound Designer
Vincent Tulli....Sound
François Groult....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bruno Tarriere....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Hugues Tissandier....Production Designer
Catherine Leterrier....Costume Designer
Alain Paroutaud....Art Director
Georges Demetrau....Visual Effects
Olivier Beriot....Costume Designer
Thierry Delettre....Costume Designer
Anne David....Costume Designer
Patrick Lebreton....Costume Designer
Kuno Schlegelmilch....Make-up Effects
Magali Ceyrat....Make-up Artist
Marianne Collette....Make-up Artist
Fabrice Herbet....Make-up Effects
Digital Visual Effects by Duboi
Alain Carsoux....Visual Effects
Cast
Rab Affleck....Comrade
Stephane Algoud....Look Out
Edwin Apps....Bishop
David Bailie....English Judge
David Barber....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
Bruce Byron....Joan's Father
Vincent Cassel....Gilles de Rais
Charles Cork....Vaucouleur's Priest
Patrice Cossoneau....Captain
Tony D'Amario....Compiegne's Mayor
Daniel Daujon....Church's Peer (Coronation)
Tonio Descanvelle....Xaintrailles
Philippe Du Janerand....Dijon
Faye Dunaway....Yolande of Aragon
Sylviane Duparc....Mary of Anjou's Lady's Companion
Barbara Elbourn....The Aunt
Christian Erickson....La Tremoille
Tara Flanagan....Woman Rouen's castle
Bruno Flender....Poitiers' Inquisitor
Serge Fournier....Church's Peer (Coronation)
David Gant....The Duke of Bedford
Sydney Golder....Cell's Guard
Jessica Goldman....Duchess of Bedford's Lady's Companion
Framboise Gommendy....Joan's Mother
Robert Goodman....Blackbeard
Jean Pierre Gos....Laxart
Joanne Greenwood....Catherine
Pascal Greggory....The Duke of Alençon
Bernard Grenet....Senlis' Bishop
Valerie Griffiths....The Hag
Timothee Grimblat....Conscience (Child)
Richard Guille....English Guard (Rouen's castle)
Thierry Guilmard....Assessor
Jerome Hankins....Nobleman (Rouen's castle)
Desmond Harrington....Aulon
Jacques Herlin....Orleans' Priest
Len Hibberd....Comrade
Dustin Hoffman....The Conscience
Didier Hoarau....Assessor
Vera Jakob....Woman at the Cemetery
Michael Jenn....The Duke of Burgundy
Toby Jones....English Judge
Milla Jovovich....Joan of Arc
Tcheky Karyo....Dunois
Gerard Krawczyk....Church's Peer (Coronation)
Richard Leaf....Conscience (Young man)
Frank Lebreton....Assessor
Joseph Malerba....Beaurevoir's Guard
John Malkovich....Charles VII
Dominique Marcas....Poitiers' Inquisitor
Eric Mariotto....Young Monk
Rene Marquant....Rouen's Priest
Carl McCrystal....Glasdale
Gina McKee....The Duchess of Bedford
Phil McKee....Redbeard
Simon Meacock....The Teeth Soldier
John Merrick....Regnault de Chartres
Joseph O'Conor....Poitiers' Chief Inquisitor
Quentin Ogier....Louis
Kevin O'Neill....Scribe at Process
Melanie Page....Young Girl in Bath
Brian Pettifer....The Executioner
Brian Pettifer....Torturer at Process
Philip Philmar....English Judge
Enee Piat....Monk at Coronation
Irving Pomepui....Louis XI 5 Years Old
Brian Poyser....English Judge
Olivier Rabourdin....Richemont
Vincent Regan....Buck
Rene Remblier....Dijon's Assistant
Joseph Rezwin....Poitiers' Inquisitor
Ralph Riach....English Judge
Mark Richards....Corridor's Guard in Rouen
Richard Ridings....La Hire
Malcolm Rogers....Bishop
Tara Romer....Gamaches
Julie-Anne Rauth....Young Girl in Bath
Olga Sekulic....Mary of Anjou
Joseph Sheridan....Canon
Eric Tonetto....Captain
Vincent Tulli....Orleans' Physician
Jane Valentine....Joan 8 Years Old
Jemima West....Girl
Tat Whalley....Raymond
Peter Whitfield....English Judge
Timothy West....Jean Cauchon
Frederic Witta....Poitiers' Inquisitor