The Affair of the Necklace

The Affair of the Necklace Oscar Winner Hilary Swank stars in this story based on the true events which lead to the downfall of the French Monarchy. It tells the story of how a destitute young woman Jeanne (Hilary Swank) attempts to reclaim her royal title by learning to navigate through the sexual and political power struggles of the court of Marie Antoinette.

Jeanne's parents were killed at the hands of King Louis XIV when she was still a child. Now a young woman, and armed with nothing but her formidable intelligence, beauty, and a document proving her lineage, she set out to reclaim her family's honour. She meets the handsome and conniving Rataux (Simon Baker) who can offer her access to the Court -- at a price. When honest means fail, she learns to beat Rataux and some of the most despicable characters in the Queen's circle, at their own games of deception, to gain what is rightfully hers.

Her Birthright Was Stolen. Her Dignity Taken. Her Rights Denied. Deception Was The Only Option.

13 No persons under 13 (Nudity, Violence)
120 minutes

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CastHilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce, Adrien Brody, Brian Cox, Joely Richardson, Christopher Walken
DirectorCharles Shyer
Formats VHS
SA DistributorSter-Kinekor

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