The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc

Sumptuously mounted, occasionally stirring account of the short but momentous life of Joan of Arc, which unfolded at the dangerous intersection of faith and politics. Born in 1413 in an isolated French village and raised amidst the turmoil of the Hundred Years' War between France and England, Joan was a deeply religious child prone to visions. As a teenager...read more

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The Messenger portrays the story of St. Joan of Arc, the famous French war heroine of the 15th century and religious martyr, played by Ukrainian-born Milla Jovovich. The story begins with young Joan witnessing the atrocities of the English against her family, following her through her visions, to her leadership in battle, through doubt (with Dustin Hoffman playing a character who we are never sure is God, Satan or Joan's own conscience and who is visible to only Joan), and finally to her trial and execution.

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01:26 — A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors in this historical drama.

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Sumptuously mounted, occasionally stirring account of the short but momentous life of Joan of Arc, which unfolded at the dangerous intersection of faith and politics. Born in 1413 in an isolated French village and raised amidst the turmoil of the Hundred… (more)

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