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by Patricia Mazuy


Late 17th century. Madame de Maintenon, last wife of King Louis XIV, creates Saint-Cyr as a school for educating 250 youngsters from noble families ruined by the war. Her aim is to make them into free women thanks to an education ahead of its time. But the young girls’ performance of Racine’s Esther before the court changes everything.

international title: The King's Daughters
original title: Saint-Cyr
country: France, Belgium, Germany
sales agent: UGC International
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Patricia Mazuy
release date: FR 17/05/2000, BE 06/09/2000, PL 11/11/2001, HU 24/01/2005
screenplay: Patricia Mazuy, Yves Thomas
cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Simon Reggiani, Jean-François Balmer, Anne Marev
cinematography by: Thomas Mauch
film editing: Ludo Troch
art director: Thierry François
costumes designer: Edith Vesperini, Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz
music: John Cale
producer: Denis Freyd, Diana Elbaum, Helga Bähr
production: Archipel 35, Entre Chien et Loup, Les Films du Camélia, Lichtblick Film & TV Produktion, ARTE France Cinéma, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk
distributor: Cinéart, United International Pictures France, Tantra DMPC

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