The Affair of the Necklace


2h 2001

Brief Synopsis

Centuries ahead of her time, Jeanne de la Motte-Valois was a beguiling, unconventional woman who broke all the rules and masterminded an ingenious and perilous conspiracy that scandalously incriminated the rich and famous; it may well have paved the way to the guillotine for Queen Marie Antoinette a

Film Details

Also Known As
Affair du collier, L', Affair of the Necklace
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Voltech Vetrovec
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Centuries ahead of her time, Jeanne de la Motte-Valois was a beguiling, unconventional woman who broke all the rules and masterminded an ingenious and perilous conspiracy that scandalously incriminated the rich and famous; it may well have paved the way to the guillotine for Queen Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI--dismantling 800 years of absolute monarchy. Set in the waning years of the 18th century, the tale, based on true events, centers on Jeanne and her quest to recover what was so unjustly taken from her. Aristocrat Jeanne is tragically orphaned by her parents, direct descendents of Henry II. Her only inheritance is a tattered genealogical chart proving her noble origins. Jeanne's passionate life mission becomes taking her rightful place at the Royal Court. During her quest, she discovers that her family was torn apart by the treacherously fickle, royal politics preceding the French Revolution. To avenge her family, she fixates upon stealing a spectacular 2,8000 carat diamond necklace.

Crew

Sandrine Ageorges

Production Manager

Eva Aichmajerova

Production Assistant

Rosanna Andreoni

Wardrobe

Les Andrews

Props

Lea Andrlinkova

Production Assistant

Brad Arensman

Post-Production Supervisor

Stacy Attanasio

Coproducer

Claire Auge

Location Manager

Jean-pierre Avice

Production Manager

Julie Avice

Production Assistant

Kerry Barden

Casting

Tomas Belohradsky

Assistant Camera

Mark Bennett

Casting

Jakub Berdych

Painter

Mathieu Beutter

Assistant Art Director

Claudia Bianchi

Hairdresser

Cynthia Blaise

Dialect Coach

Bruce A. Block

Consultant

Jean-marie Blondel

Sound Mixer

Christine Bodelot

Production Accountant

Rudolf Bok

Stunt Performer

Angela Bolli

Hairdresser

Bruce Botnick

Music Scoring Mixer

Jan Boucek

Medic

Derek Boyes

Assistant

Tereza Bradacova

Wardrobe Department Intern

Christi Brantley

Accountant

Catherine Brianza

Accountant

Mark Bristol

Storyboard Artist

Francois Brossard

Accountant

Francesca Brunori

Assistant Costume Designer

Martin Brych

Loader

Miroslav Buberle

Props

Martin Bublik

Electrician

Peter Byrne

Loader

David Campi-lemaire

Assistant Director

Milena Canonero

Costume Designer

Maria Luisa Capobasso

Other

Jana Carboni

Makeup Assistant

Kerry Carmean

Sound Editor

Joanny Carpentier

Production Coordinator

Pavel Caslavsky

Gaffer

Anne-marie Castano-padovan

Costume Department

Iole Cecchini

Hairdresser

Nathalie Cercuel

Costumer

Martin Cerny

Driver

Stephan Cerveny

Construction Manager

Milan Chadima

Director Of Photography

Milan Chadima

Dp/Cinematographer

Michel Cheyko

Assistant Director

Magda Chylkova

Accounting Assistant

Sarka Cimbalova

Production Coordinator

Jaroslav Cirkva Jr.

Driver

Dagmara Cisarovska

Makeup

Gail Clark

Adr Editor

Ian Clark

Camera Focus Puller

Molly Clayton

Casting Assistant

Benoit Clemenceau

Props Buyer

Murray Close

Dp/Cinematographer

Murray Close

Director Of Photography

Patricia Colin

Costumer

Desideria Corridoni

Hairdresser

Maria Teresa Corridoni

Hair Stylist

Glenn Cowan

Assistant Editor

Yann Cuinet

Assistant Director

Rudy Darden

Production Assistant

Kira Davis

Coproducer

Will Davis

Casting Assistant

Tony Dawe

Sound Mixer

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Tabitha Dean

Visual Effects Editor

Ivan Martin Del Campo

Apprentice Editor

Catherine Denoyelle

Transportation Captain

Tony Devlin

Rigging Gaffer

Judi Dickerson

Dialect Coach

Diana Dill

Script Supervisor

Dino Dimuro

Foley Editor

Deborah Maxwell Dion

Casting Associate

Iva Dobrovska

Wardrobe Department Intern

Jasna Dolejsi

Wardrobe Assistant

Zbynek Dolezal

Medic

Dierdre Doorley

Coordinator

Miluse Doubravova

Props

Barbora Drevikovska

Assistant

Jean-michel Ducourty

Art Director

Maureen Duff

Casting Assistant

Alain Dufrenoy

Painter

Julia Egerton

Digital Effects

Rachel Eggebeen

Assistant

Jakub Eliasek

Production Assistant

Vivien Ellis

Song Performer

Vivien Ellis

Music

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

John Evans

Loader

Roman Fara

Assistant Director

Christopher Fealy

Assistant

Ian Fellows

Digital Effects Artist

Sharon Ferrol

Choreographer

Jiri First

Stunt Performer

Jim Fitzpatrick

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paolo Franceschi

Hairdresser

Jaromir Franta

Scenic Artist

Marty Frasu

Sound Designer

Ian Fryer

Props

Jean-paul Gaillot

Construction

Denis Gambs

Carpenter

Alberte Garo

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Isabelle Gautier

Location Manager

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Alberta Giuliani

Hairdresser

Adam Glasman

Digital Effects

Veronika Gocova

Production Assistant

Michael Goldberg

Accountant

Nigel Goldsack

Associate Producer

Isabella Gonzalez

Hairdresser

Thomas Graham

Music Engineer

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Richard Graysmark

Assistant Director

Linda Gregory

Production Accountant

Darrel Griffin

Digital Effects

Michael Grun

Stunt Performer

Dan Hampel

Location Manager

Vaclav Hanka

Production Assistant

Laura Harris

Dialogue Editor

Richard A Harrison

Music Editor

Darren Harvey

Best Boy

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Liz Himmelstein

Dialect Coach

Monika Hlavata

Editorial Assistant

Petr Hnetkovsky

Stunt Performer

Jan Hobevold

Digital Effects

Henrik Hoffgaard

Digital Effects

Henrik Hoffgard

Digital Effects

Ilona Holeckova

Tailor

Polly Hope

Production Coordinator

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Jiri Horky

Stunt Performer

Dominik Houska

Driver

Jana Hrbkova

Unit Manager

Tomas Hruska

Camera Focus Puller

Chris Huddleston

Assistant

Christophe Hugon

Swing Gang

Jean-michel Hugon

Art Director

Pavel Hulinko

Stunt Performer

Danny Hunter

Property Master

Petr Hynek

Stunt Performer

Dusan Hyska

Stunt Performer

Enrico Iacoponi

Makeup Artist

Roman Illovsky

Art Department

Carla Indoni

Hairdresser

Kamil Jafar

Special Effects Technician

Kamil Jaffar

Special Effects Technician

Emma James

Production Coordinator

Gregory Jamrock

Original Music

Vladimir Janosek

Property Master

Peterka Jaroslav

Stunt Coordinator

Adam Jenkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Jennings

Stunt Coordinator

Merrin Jenson

Digital Effects

Adam Jirkal

Art Department

Broderick Johnson

Producer

Lionel Johnson

Assistant Editor

Drew Jones

Visual Effects Producer

Pavel Jumar

Driver

Petr Jumar

Driver

Petr Kalina

Location Manager

Radek Kapusta

Grip

Miroslav Karmazin

Props

John Kay

Production Manager

Jacques Kazandjian

Other

Randy Kelley

Sound Editor

Jindrich Klaus

Stunt Performer

John Knight

Dresser

Ales Komarek

Production Supervisor

Vaclav Korcik

Best Boy

Karel Korejs

Cashier

Andrew Kosove

Producer

Jiri Kotlas

Location Manager

Lenka Kourilova

Props

Karel Kralik

Electrician

Pavel Kratky

Stunt Performer

Jiri Kraus

Stunt Performer

Karel Kucera

Props

Martin Kulhanek

Special Effects Supervisor

Martin Kurel

Art Director

Libor Kurka

Animal Services

Jan Kuzelik

Driver

Robert Lahoda

Stunt Performer

Ashifa Lalani

Accounting Assistant

Tony Lamberti

Sound Designer

Dita Lampova

Art Department

Michel Lebranchu

Animal Services

Stephane Lelievre

Painter

Anerka Lencova

Coordinator

Gina Leonard

Assistant

Edita Leva

Art Department

Nava Levin

Line Producer

Rebecca R Liddle

Original Music

Claudette Lilly

Costume Department

Dimo Lipitkovsky

Stunt Performer

Film Details

Also Known As
Affair du collier, L', Affair of the Necklace
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Voltech Vetrovec
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Award Nominations

Best Costume Design

2001

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States December 7, 2001

Released in United States Fall November 30, 2001

Based on the true story of Comtesse Jeanne de la Motte-Valois.

Feature narrative screewriting debut for former tv-writer John Sweet, a UCLA screenwriting candidate. The screenplay, a master's thesis project, was part of UCLA's "Specs Appeal 1996" showcase.

Began shooting July 3, 2000.

Completed shooting September 29, 2000.

Released in United States Fall November 30, 2001

Expanded Release in United States December 7, 2001