Актеры: Hilary Swank (as Jeanne St. Remy de Valois), Jonathan Pryce (as Cardinal Louis de Rohan), Simon Baker (I) (as Rйtaux de Vilette), Adrien Brody (as Nicolas De La Motte), Brian Cox (as Minister Breteuil), Joely Richardson (as Marie-Antoinette), Christopher Walken (as Cagliostro), Hayden Panettiere (as Young Jeanne), Simon Kunz (as Minister of Titles), Paul Brooke (I) (as Monsieur Bohmer), Peter Eyre (as Monsieur Bassenge), Frank McCusker (as Abel Duphot), Simon Shackleton (as Louis XVI), Hermione Gulliford (as Nicole Leguay d'Oliva), Geoffrey Hutchings (as President D'Aligre)
Описание: Авантюрная мелодрама. Номинация на премию "ОСКАР" в 2002 году за лучший дизайн костюмов. Ее лишили титулов, достоинства, богатства. Обман - ее единственное средство. В конце XVIII века во Франции, во времена царствования Марии Антуанетты случилась одна скандальная история, в которой оказалась замешана королевская семья. Восхитительная Жанна де ла Мотт-Валуа (Хилари Суэнк - "Бессонница"" премия "Оскар" за роль в фильме "Парни не плачут"), чьи родители за несколько лет до этого были лишены всего, разработала хитроумный и опасный план, в центре которого великолепное ожерелье с 647 бриллиантами, сделанное когда-то для любовницы короля...
Рецензии: I love period dramas. I love the costumes, the sets, the horses, the street scenes. I love the fact that maybe I can learn a little bit about history along with being entertained. So it was with hope that I rented this movie even though it had only been in the theater two days and there were only two copies of it at Blockbuster (both bad signs). I understand now why no one had wanted anything to do with it from the beginning.
This film simply did not click. There was nothing in it that made me interested in or care about the protagonists. The main fault should go to the casting director who terribly miscast Hillary Swank as an 18th century French noblewoman. Don't get me wrong, I do like Hillary and have recently praised her depiction of the young cop in "Insomnia", but in "The Affair" she was like a fish out of water, too angular, too wooden and quite obviously a modern American actress faking an English accent depicting a French character.
Then we must blame the director, because the sense of tension in this film was minimal. This was a movie about a court intrigue where the stakes were huge both monetarily and punitively. Much more passion should have been injected, more fear, more highs, more lows, intense love and ferocious hate, anything to get the viewer engaged. That this was not done was unfortunate, because the film has a beautiful look to it and the sets and costumes do not disappoint