Joan of Arc 1999

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Joan of Arc ★★½ 1999

Earnest biopic of legendary 15th-century French heroine, Joan of Arc (Sobieski). Joan is a peasant girl, born during France's Hundred Years War with England. She hears saints' voices telling her to help the Dauphin Charles (Harris) claim the French throne and drive out the English. Charles persuades Joan to proclaim herself the legendary Maid of Lorraine and raise an army to battle the Brits. But after her success, Joan is betrayed by the King, sold to the English, and put on trial for heresy. 240m/C VHS, DVD . Leelee Sobieski, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter O'Toole, Robert Loggia, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Maury Chaykin, Jonathan Hyde, Maximilian Schell, Peter Strauss; D: Christian Duguay; W: Ronald Parker, Michael Miller; C: Pierre Gill; M: Asher Ettinger, Tony Kosinec. TV