The sweepingly romantic drama THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER is the perfect showcase for actress Melanie Thierry (Babylon A.D., The Legend Of 1900), one of the most beautiful and accomplished young actresses in the world. In this vivid film, she is the object of desire of four powerful men: the young prince who married her but is driven more by jealousy than lust, the battle-scarred beauty Henri De Guise (Gaspard Ulliel of Hannibal Rising and A Very Long Engagement) who must have her no matter the risk, the powerful Duc d'Anjou, and her personal tutor (the soulful Lambert Wilson from Of Gods And Men) who is the only man that loves her truly. In the tradition of Dr. Zhivago, this film by director Bertrand Tavernier (Round Midnight) proves that indeed passion destroys everything.
Eric Rulliat,Anatole de Bodinat,Gaspard Ulliel,Gregoire Leprince Ringuet,Mélanie Thierry,Lambert Wilson
In THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER, acclaimed filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier ('ROUND MIDNIGHT) directs a spectacular cast in a riveting, lush romantic drama set in the high courts of 16th Century France. Against the backdrop of the savage Catholic/Protestant wars, Marie de Mezieres (Melanie Thierry), a beautiful young aristocrat, finds herself married to a young prince (Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, LOVE SONGS) she does not love, haunted by a rakish suitor Gaspard Ulliel (A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT) from her childhood, and advised by an aging nobleman Lambert Wilson (OF GODS AND MEN), harboring his own forbidden desire for her. The Princess of Montpensier must struggle passionately to stay alive in the intrigue of this corrupt political and romantic web of duty, passion, religion and war.