Inspired by Antonia Fraser's biography, Sofia Coppola fashions a portrait of Marie Antoinette's life
set to a soundtrack of post-punk music. The film follows the teenaged Marie (Kirsten Dunst),
the Austrian Archduchess who is pledged to marry Louis-Auguste (Jason Schwartzman). After bidding adieu to her mother, Marie
travels to France, where King Louis XV (Rip Torn) sets the rules for the marriage.
As for the young Dauphin, Marie is unable to interest him in producing a male heir, so she throws herself into
spending and partying to excess. Although her marital troubles seem trifling enough,
clouds gather on the horizon as an impoverished populace rises up against their extravagant leaders.
Filmed in and around the Chateau of Versailles, the film is a lush riot of rustling gowns, sparkling jewels,
and Manolo Blahnik-designed shoes.
This film is rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and innuendo.