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Joan of Arc (1999)




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A literal interpretation of the oft-produced biography of 15th century historical heroine Joan d'Arc, this four-hour television miniseries version of Joan's story is lavishly produced. In a tiny village during the Hundred Years' War, teenager Joan d'Arc (Leelee Sobieski) has been raised by her parents, flinty Peter (Powers Boothe) and Isabelle (Jacqueline Bisset), amidst the wreckage continually wrought by British incursions into the area. A devout girl, Joan experiences visions of St. Catherine, which lead her to believe that she may be the "Maid of Orleans," a mythical figure who will lead France to victory over its enemies. Counseled by local priest Father Monet (Robert Loggia), Joan pursues her destiny in spite of her father's wishes. At first supported only by lowly commoners, Joan comes to the attention of the Dauphin, King Charles (Neil Patrick Harris). Together with his scheming advisor Bishop Cauchon (Emmy-winner Peter O'Toole), Charles uses Joan to unite his quarreling factions. Skeptical but superstitious, Charles' generals, including La Hire (Peter Strauss) are eventually won over by Joan's startling victories. But awaiting Joan is a disastrous Parisian campaign and Charles' betrayal.


Peter O'Toole
as Bishop Cauchon
Olympia Dukakis
as Mother Babette
Robert Loggia
as Father Monet
Shirley MacLaine
as Madame De Beaurevoir
Maury Chaykin
as Sir Robert De Baudricourt
Jonathan Hyde
as Duke Of Bedford
Maximilian Schell
as Brother John Le'Maitre
Cliff Saunders
as Bertrand De Poligny
Ron White
as Dunois
Chandra Engstrom
as Young Joan
Ted Atherton
as Jean D'Estivet
Klára Issová
as Michael's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Joan of Arc

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

By downplaying just how many borders she transgressed, this Joan of Arc ends up muddling the deeper reasons why our daughters love her more than Robin Hood.

February 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Sobieski doesn't have a clue.

July 29, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

Leelee Sobieski plays Joan of Arc as a valient youg woman whose ardent faith and courage are put on display on the battlefield and in court.

March 4, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Joan of Arc


See the Milla Jovovich version. Spielberg produced this one I think.

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer

This long TV movie is really powerful, great story, wonderful cast, memorable quotes and great locations. I love the historical and biopic of Joan of Arc at the first time that I ever saw and the portrayal of Joan is created perfectly by a young and beautiful actress, Leelee Sobieski.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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