Jeanne La Pucelle: Les Prisons
Jeanne La Pucelle: Les Prisons (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2008
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Dennis Schwartz
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An original political response to Joan's plight.

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Jeremy Heilman

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.

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