The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc


2h 28m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Mystic, maiden, martyr, it is difficult to dispute that Joan of Arc led a remarkably accomplished life for a peasant girl who never went to school... and never saw her 20th birthday. At 17, she delivered an extraordinary message to her Daughin and, two months later, led her army to victory over the

Film Details

Also Known As
Jeanne d'Arc, Joan of Arc, Juana de Arco, Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Digital Factory; Duboi; Eastman Kodak; Eclair Group; Gaumont; Gaumont International Productions; Image Bank; Sony Classical; Technovision Cameras Ltd; Tri-Track Synchronization
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Buena Vista International; Cts; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Gbvi; Nordisk Film; Prime Pr Inc.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Stjornubio; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
France; Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 28m

Synopsis

Mystic, maiden, martyr, it is difficult to dispute that Joan of Arc led a remarkably accomplished life for a peasant girl who never went to school... and never saw her 20th birthday. At 17, she delivered an extraordinary message to her Daughin and, two months later, led her army to victory over the English at Orleans. At 18, she was captured and sold to her most hated enemies. At 19, she was declared a witch and burned at the stake. Twenty-five later, she was pronounced innocent. In 1920, she was canonized a saint, cemented into icon status, assured to be a subject of passioante debate forever. It all began in 1492, when a teenage girl from a remote village in France stood before the world and announced she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country. As this small voice in the heart of a simple girl grew stronger, rulers were drawn to listen, armies were empowered to fight and her countrymen were inspired to believe.

Cast

Milla Jovovich

Joan Of Arc

John Malkovich

Charles Vii

Faye Dunaway

Yolande Of Aragon

Dustin Hoffman

Joan'S Conscience

Tchéky Karyo

Dunois

Richard Ridings

La Hire

Jane Valentine

Joan (Age 8)

Pascal Greggory

The Duke Of Alencon

Vincent Cassel

Gilles De Rais

Rab Afleck

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 (At Rouen'S Castle)

Christian Bergner

Captain

Andrew Birkin

Talbot

Dominic Borrelli

English Judge

John Boswall

Old Priest

Matthew Bowyer

The Bludgeoned French Soldier

Paul Brooks

Domremy'S Priest

Bruce Byron

Joan'S Father

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

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

Syndey 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

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

Didier Hoarau

Assessor

Vera Jakob

Woman At The Cemetery

Michael Jenn

The Duke Of Bungundy

Toby Jones

English Judge

Gerard Krawczyk

Church'S Peer (Coronation)

Richard Leaf

Conscience (Young Man)

Franck Lebreton

Assessor

Joseph Malerba

Beaurevoir'S Guard

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; Torturer At Process

Philip Philmar

English Judge

Enee Piat

Monk At Coronation

Irving Pomepui

Louis Xi (Age 5)

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

Malcolm Rogers

Bishop

Tara Romer

Gamaches

Julie-anne Roth

Young Girl In Bath

Olga Sekulic

Mary Of Anjou

Joseph Sheridan

Canon

Eric Tonetto

Captain

Vincent Tulli

Orleans' Physician

Jemima West

Girl

Tat Whalley

Raymond

Peter Whitfield

English Judge

Timothy West

Cauchon

Frederic Witta

Poitiers' Inquisitor

John Merrick

Bryan Poyser

Crew

Yunus Acar

Sound Recordist (2nd Unit)

Jean-paul Agostini

Other

Geoffrey Alexander

Original Music

Thierry Alias

Grip

Nicolas Anno

Assistant (To Luc Besson)

Thierry Arbogast

Director Of Photography

Louisa Averina

Wardrobe & Make-Up Coordinator (Czech Republic)

Afif Ben Badra

Stunts

Pierre Bandini

Special Effects Property Man

Jean-michel Bar

Property Man (2nd Unit)

Alain Barbier

Stunts

Christian Barbier

Horses Stunts

Shelley Barbour

Assistant (To Dustin Hoffman)

Rene Basso

Grip

Jean-pierre Battaia

Construction Coordinator (Construction Department)

Jean-claude Beineix

Special Thanks (Les Assurences Continentales)

Jean-marc Bellu

Stunts

Melik Benard

Dresser

Philippe Benard

Assistant (To Faye Dunaway)

Christian Bergner

Horses Stunts

Olivier Beriot

Costume Supervisor

Luc Besson

Screenwriter

Andrew Birkin

Screenwriter

Yves Bogdan

Location Manager

Gilles Boillot

Art Director 1st Assistant

Alan Bolle

Other

Sophie Bosquet

Other

Michel Bouis

Stunts

Olivier Bousy

Historical Advisor

Laurent Bregeat

1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Fabienne Bressan

Hair & Wig Stylist

Daniel Breton

Stunts

William Cagnard

Stunts

David Campbell

Other

Fabio Campora

Hair Stylist (For Milla Jovovich (For Julien D'Ys))

Alain Carsoux

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jean Castelnau

Art Director 1st Assistant

Guillaume Castillon

Horses Stunts

Myriam Caumes

Joan Horse Stunt Double

Magali Ceyrat

Makeup Artist

Jean-pascal Chalard

Art Director 1st Assistant

Nathalie Champigny

Hair & Wig Stylist

Fabrice Champion

Location Manager

Jean-jacques Chapelle

Head Construction Grip (Construction Department)

Bertrand Chatry

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Pascal Chemel

Horses Stunts

Nathalie Chéron

Casting (France)

Ivana Chlostova

Makeup Artist (Czech Republic)

Mel Churcher

Acting Coach & Dialogue Coach To Milla Jovovich

Marianne Collette

Makeup Artist

Gille Conseil

Stunts

Sebastien Cortella

Musical Assistant

Patrice Cossoneau

Horses Stunts

Michel Courtemanche

Supervisor

Alain Couty

Special Effects Technician

Thierry Crepin

Location Manager

Hughes Dalmagro

Horses Stunts

Stephanie Dargent

Matte Painting Director

Gwenaelle Daujon

2nd Assistant Director

Jean-claude Dauphinot

Special Effects Technician

Anne David

Supervisor

Donatienne De Gorostarzu

Other

Anne Delacour

Assistant Sound Editor

Gregoire Delage

Head Set Special Effects

Thierry Delettre

Supervisor

Georges Demetrau

Special Effects Supervisor

Yannick Derrien

Stunt Supervisor Assistant

Elodie Desautels

Dresser (2nd Unit)

Laurent Devrieze

Horses Stunts

Fifine Domer

Visual Effects Shooting Supervisor

Romuald Drault

Production Accountant

Gerard Drolon

Art Director 1st Assistant

Nadine Dumas

Hair & Wig Stylist Assistant

Denis Duplex

Special Effects Technician

Alain Dutartre

Other

Mark Dykmeyer

Location Manager

Richard Edwards

Other

Glen English

Other

Jack English

Still Photographer

Terry English

Other

Alain Evrard

Property Man (2nd Unit)

Pascal Fauvelle

Special Effects Technician

Gilles Floquet

Grip

Florence Forney

Other

Cedric Freni

Production Crowd Coordinator (France)

Laurene Gabillon

2nd Assistant Director

Michel Galtier

Other

Christophe Garcia

Dresser

Juliette Garcias

Assistant Film Editor

Pierre Garcier

Grip

Frederic Garson

1st Assistant Director

Thierry Gatien

Other

Claudia Gaudin

Special Effects Make-Up Artist Assistant

Dominique Gentil

Camera Operator (Helicopter Crew)

Martial Germain

Special Effects Make-Up Artist Assistant

Jean-pierre Gesbert

Grip

Anne Gilles

1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Pascal Giroux

Visual Effects Production Manager

Stephane Gluck

1st Assistant Director

Albert Goldberg

Stunts

Alain Grellier

Stunts

Bernard Grenet

Co-Producer

François Groult

Re-Recording Mixer Engineer

François Groult

Foley & Adr Engineer

Elie Guarguir

Other

Pascal Guegan

Stunt Supervisor Assistant

Philippe Guegan

Stunt Supervisor

Gilles Guerner

Supervisor

Marc Guidetti

Location Manager

Alain Guidiard

Stunts

Bruno Guilhem

Assistant (To John Malkovich)

Nathalie Guillaume

Children Casting

Richard Guille

Property Master

Thierry Guilmard

Production Manager

Claire Hammond

Casting Assistant (France)

Sara Helmlinger

Special Effects Assistant Coordinator

Christian Hening

Stunts

Fabrice Herbert

Special Effects Make-Up & Coordinator Artist

Cyrille Hertel

Stunts

Yann Herve

Assistant Film Editor

Morgan Hildebrand

Special Effects Make-Up Artist Assistant

Claude Hirsch

Head Gaffer

Didier Hoarau

Location Manager

Karim Hocini

Stunts

Marketa Hodouskova

Production Horse Coordinator (Czech Republic)

Jean-claude Houbart

Special Effects Locksmith

Vladimir Houbart

Location Manager

Marc Jenny

Executive Producer (Czech Republic)

Michael Johnson

Other

Loic Jouan

Gaffer

Bara Jurkovicova

Transportation Captain (Czech Republic)

Mathieu Kassovitz

Special Thanks

Jacques Kazandjian

Supervisor

Vernice Klier-moskowitz

Acting Coach & Dialogue Coach To Milla Jovovich

Jan Kounen

Special Thanks

Jiri Kuba-ipon

Stunt Coordinator (Czech Republic)

Cyril Kuhnholtz

Grip (2nd Unit)

Marcel Labbay

Stunts

Marine Lafon

Assistant (To Milla Jovovich)

Jordane Lafourcade

2nd Assistant Director

Sylvie Landra

Editor

Bernard Latouche

Head Construction Grip (Construction Department)

Bertrand Laval

Head Construction Grip (Construction Department)

Patrick Le Goc

Location Manager Assistant

Francoise Le Goff

Production Assistant

Arnaud Le Roch

Location Manager

Delphine Le Roch

Visual Effects Production

Christine Leaustic

Hair & Wig Stylist

Frederique Lebel

Assistant Sound Editor

Franck Lebreton

Location Manager Assistant

Patrick Lebreton

Supervisor

Robert Lecorre

Set Decorator

Patrice Ledoux

Producer

Benoit Lemercier

Gaffer

Didier Letainturier

Special Effects Property Man

Catherine Leterrier

Costume Designer

Louis Leterrier

Production Assistant

Jerome Levy

Foley Artist

Sophie Lifshitz

Other

Pascal Lopez

Stunts

Didier Lozahic

Recorder & Mixer

Mario Luraschi

Supervisor

Oldrich Mach Jr.

Executive Producer (Czech Republic)

Pascal Madura

Horses Stunts Assistant

Jean-luc Maffrand

Other

Laurent Malek

Gaffer

Andre Marchandet

Supervisor

Karine Marchandou

Transfer & Digitalization Manager

Jean-pierre Mas

Key Camera Grip

Pascal Maziere

Foley Artist Assistant

Jacques Mazuel

Dresser

Patrick Medioni

Stunts

Jean-paul Meurisse

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Christian Meynard

Grip (2nd Unit)

Didier Michel

Horses Stunts

Franck Mignelli

Special Effects Make-Up Artist Assistant

Gerald Mignotte

Special Effects Make-Up Artist Assistant

Patrick Millet

Production Manager

Guy Monbillard

Dresser

Philippe Morel

Stunts

Pierre Morel

Steadicam Operator

Stephanie Moreno-carpio

2nd Assistant Director

Pol Moussoulides

Dialogue Coach

Virginia Murray

Casting Assistant

Laurence Nicolas

Wardrobe

Pavel Novy

Art Department Coordinator (Czech Republic)

Bridget O'driscoll

Assistant Sound Editor

Rip O'neil

Research & Development Manager

Zachrane Sluzby Olomouc

Other

Roland Ory

Pilot (Helicopter Crew)

Philippe Pantalle

Gaffer

James Pardoe

Other

Alain Paroutaud

Art Director (Czech Republic)

Monique Pautas

Other

Pascal Peignet

Art Director 1st Assistant

Luis Peralta

Gaffer

Sebastien Peronne

Dresser

Daniel Pesquer

Head Construction Grip (Construction Department)

Jan Peterka

Head Accountant (Czech Republic)

Michael E. Phillips

Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Jeanne d'Arc, Joan of Arc, Juana de Arco, Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Digital Factory; Duboi; Eastman Kodak; Eclair Group; Gaumont; Gaumont International Productions; Image Bank; Sony Classical; Technovision Cameras Ltd; Tri-Track Synchronization
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Buena Vista International; Cts; Gaumont Buena Vista International; Gbvi; Nordisk Film; Prime Pr Inc.; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Stjornubio; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
France; Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two 1999 Lumiere Awards including Best Director and Best French Film.

Released in United States Fall November 12, 1999

Released in United States on Video April 4, 2000

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States 2000

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival October 30 - November 7, 1999.

Shown at Fest 2000, Belgrade International Film Festival (Opening Night) January 28 - February 6, 2000.

Completed shooting December 15, 1998.

Began shooting June 15, 1998.

Released in United States Fall November 12, 1999

Released in United States on Video April 4, 2000

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival October 30 - November 7, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Fest 2000, Belgrade International Film Festival (Opening Night) January 28 - February 6, 2000.)