Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (Jeanne la Pucelle II - Les prisons)
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Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (Jeanne la Pucelle II - Les prisons)
Jacques Rivette directed this richly detailed six-hour drama based on the story of Joan of Arc. In Part one, "Les Batailles," Jeanne the Maid (Sandrine Bonnaire) leaves her childhood home in Domremy after hearing what she is sure was the voice of God. She believes that she can help lead France to victory on the battlefield, and she persuades Charles, dauphin of France (Andre Marcon) to allow her to guide his troops. Part two, "Les Prisons," concerns the sad aftermath of Jeanne's defeat at Orleans. Jeanne is sent to prison, where in two separate trials she is tried for… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An original political response to Joan's plight."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Stripped of much of the incident that one would expect from an expansive biopic, but still remarkably satisfying, Rivette's two-film epic finds a psychological realism that's only enhanced by his unorthodox approach."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com