Joan Of Arc (1999)
Monday 3rd August 2020
Joan is a child when she has a violent and supernatural prophecy, before discovering her village being destroyed by the English army and her sister attacked and murdered before her very eyes. She is taken in by distant relatives but from then on, religion and prayer are her only solace.
Some years later, Charles VII (John Malkovich) receives a request from the young adult Joan (Milla Jovovich) for an army to lead into battle against the occupying English forces, as she believes that God is speaking to her through her visions to bring peace to the land. Her resolve overcomes the initial disbelief of those around her and despite being tormented by The Conscious (Dustin Hoffman) she is successful in forcing the English to retreat and Charles VII becomes the King of France. But when she asks for more reinforcements to take Paris, he refuses and conspires to allow her capture so as not to threaten his new position.
Director Luc Besson (Leon, The Fifth Element) offers a bold portrayal of the religious martyrdom of Joan of Arc, now fully restored and released on DVD and Blu-ray 24th August 2020 from StudioCanal.
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