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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
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The year is 1429. France is in political and religious turmoil as members of the royal family battle for rule. But one peasant girl from a remote village gave her country the miracle it was looking for. Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) is Joan of Arc, a young woman who would inspire and lead her countrymen until her execution at the age of nineteen. Raised in a religious family, Joan witnessed her sister's rape and death at the hands of an invading army. Years later, as the same war raged on, Joan stood before her king with a message she claimed came from God: give her an army, and in God's name she would reclaim his diminished kingdom. But was the message real, or the delusion of a girl whose life had been shattered? This startling epic drama by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) explores the life of Joan of Arc, her amazing victories, relationship with God, and tragic death.

Starring: Christian Barbier, Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman, Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Gina McKee, Tcheky Karyo, Timothy West, Paul Brooke, Andrew Birkin, Pascal Greggory, Vincent Cassel, Joseph O'Conor, Gerard Krawczyk, Philippe Du Janerand
Director: Luc Besson
Subtitle(s): English
Run Length: 2 hrs. 38 min.
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