Joan The Maid: The Battles And The Prisons

Facets Video   (1997) / Region 1
Joan The Maid: The Battles And The Prisons

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A Two-Part Epic by Jacques Rivette

In this extraordinary, two-part historical epic, director Jacques Rivette (La Belle Noiseuse, La Religieuse) presents a fresh, brilliant re-interpretation of one of the great historical figures of all time - Joan Of Arc. Joan The Maid features a spectacular performance by Sandrine Bonnaire that the New York Times calls "unadorned but magnetic."

Joan The Maid offers an amazing portrayal of a simple young woman who is driven by her belief that she is destined to save France. Joan The Maid: The Battles follows Joan from her birth, through her response to inner voices, to triumphant early victories over the English. Joan The Maid: The Prisons continues with Joan and the Dauphin of France embarking on a series of victories. But Joan is eventually captured and imprisoned. She is tried for sorcery, impurity, wearing men's clothing, and refusing to submit to English rule, then condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added May 02 2001
  • Production Year 1997
  • Empire SKU 28694
  • UPC Code 736899415037
  • Studio  Facets Video
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles English


Filmographies Of Sandrine Bonnaire and Jacques Rivette
Detailed Essays About Jacques Rivette and The French New Wave
The History Of Joan Of ArcOn Scrooe
Scrupulous Historical Timeline


  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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