A lavish historical spectacle, QUEEN MARGOT is the sort of film Hollywood never made, teeming with violence, sex, and colorful period accessories, all legitimized with a veneer of historical importance. It's sumptuous and entertaining, but keeping up with the huge cast and complicated plot
is no easy task.
In 1572, during the reign of Catholic King Charles IX (Jean-Hugues Anglade), France is torn by religious strife: Protestants and Catholics vie for political control, and power-behind-the-throne Catherine de Medici (Virna Lisi) decides to placate the Protestants by wedding her daughter Marguerite
de Valois (Isabelle Adjani), better known as Margot, to the Pr...