英文名：The Messenger：The Story of Joan of Arc
类别：传记 剧情 历史 战争
导演：吕克-贝松 Luc Besson
主演：米拉·乔沃维奇/蜜拉乔娃维琪 Milla Jovovich
达斯丁·霍夫曼/达斯汀·霍夫曼 Dustin Hoffman
费·唐娜薇/菲·丹娜慧 Faye Dunaway
约翰·马尔科维奇/尊·麦高维治 John Malkovich
切基·卡尤 Tchéky Karyo
文森特·卡赛尔 Vincent Cassel
帕斯卡·格利高里 Pascal Greggory
几年后，在希农，即将成为法国国王Charles VII (John Malkovich 饰)的法国皇太子the Dauphin收到了现在成年了的Joan (Milla
Jovovich 饰)的信息，要求交给她一支军队，她要带领这支军队抵抗占领法国的英国人。在见到了他和他的岳母Yolande of Aragon (Faye
As a child, Joan has a violent and supernatural vision. She returns home to
find her village burning. Her sister Catherine tries to protect her by hiding
her from the attacking English forces, part of a longstanding rivalry with
France. Joan, while hiding, witnesses the brutal murder and rape of her sister.
Afterward, Joan is taken in by distant relatives.
Several years later at Chinon, the Dauphin and soon to be King of France,
Charles VII (John Malkovich), receives a message from the now adult Joan (Milla
Jovovich), asking him to provide an army to lead into battle against the
occupying English. After meeting him and his mother-in-law Yolande of Aragon
(Faye Dunaway) she describes her visions. Desperate, he believes her prophecy.
Clad in armor, Joan leads the French army to the besieged city of Orléans. She
gives the English a chance to surrender, which they refuse. The armies'
commanders, skeptical of Joan's leadership, initiate the next morning's battle
to take over the stockade at St. Loup without her. By the time she arrives on
the battlefield, the French soldiers are retreating. Joan ends the retreat and
leads another charge, successfully capturing the fort. They proceed to the enemy
stronghold called the "Tourelles". Joan gives the English another chance to
surrender, but they refuse. Joan leads the French soldiers to attack the
Tourelles, though the English defenders inflict heavy casualties, also severely
wounding Joan. Nevertheless, Joan leads a second attack the following day. As
the English army regroups, the French army moves to face them across an open
field. Joan rides alone toward the English and offers them a final chance to
surrender and return to England. The English accept her offer and retreat.
Joan returns to Rheims to witness the coronation of Charles VII of France. Her
military campaigns then continue to the walls of Paris, though she does not
receive her requested reinforcements, and the siege is a failure. Joan tells
King Charles VII to give her another army, but he refuses, saying he now prefers
diplomacy over warfare. Believing she threatens his position and will require
expenditure of treasure, Charles conspires to get rid of Joan by allowing her to
be captured by enemy forces. She is taken prisoner by the pro-English
Burgundians at Compiègne, who sell her to the English.
Charged with the crime of heresy, based on her claim of visions and signs from
God, she is tried in an ecclesiastical court proceeding, which is forced by the
English occupation government. The English wish to quickly condemn and execute
Joan since English soldiers are afraid to fight while she remains alive, based
on their belief that she could supernaturally affect battles even while in
prison. Bishop Cauchon expresses his fear of wrongfully executing someone who
might have received visions from God. About to be burned for heresy, Joan is
distraught that she will be executed without making a final confession. The
Bishop tells her she must recant her visions before he can hear her confession.
Joan signs the recantation. The relieved Bishop shows the paper to the English,
saying that Joan can no longer be burned as a heretic. Whilst in her cell, Joan
is confronted by an unnamed cloaked man (Dustin Hoffman), who is implied to be
Joan's conscience. The man makes Joan question whether she was actually
receiving messages from God.
The frustrated English devise another way to have Joan executed by the church.
English soldiers go into Joan's cell room, rip her clothes and give her men's
clothing to wear. They then state she conjured a spell to make the new clothing
appear, suggesting that she is a witch who must be burned. Although suspecting
the English are lying, the Bishop abandons Joan to her fate, and she is burned
alive in the marketplace of Rouen, though a postscript adds that she was
canonized as a saint in the 20th century.
米拉·乔沃维奇/蜜拉乔娃维琪 Milla Jovovich .... Joan of Arc
达斯丁·霍夫曼/达斯汀·霍夫曼 Dustin Hoffman .... The Conscience
费·唐娜薇/菲·丹娜慧 Faye Dunaway .... Yolande D'Aragon
约翰·马尔科维奇/尊·麦高维治 John Malkovich .... Charles VII
切基·卡尤 Tchéky Karyo .... Dunois
文森特·卡赛尔 Vincent Cassel .... Gilles de Rais
帕斯卡·格利高里 Pascal Greggory .... The Duke of Alen?on
Richard Ridings .... La Hire
德斯蒙德·哈林顿 Desmond Harrington .... Aulon
Timothy West .... Pierre Cauchon
拉博·阿弗莱克 Rab Affleck .... Comrade
Stéphane Algoud .... Look Out
Edwin Apps .... Bishop
大卫·拜利 David Bailie .... English Judge
David Barber .... English Judge