Henri 4 = Henry IV /
Bavaria Film International presents ; a Regina Zeigler production ; directed by Jo Baier.
[Toronto] : Mongrel Media, 2010.
1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Toronto] : Mongrel Media, 2010.
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publisher #
DVD 4480
credits note
Screenplay by Jo Baier, Cooky Ziesche ; music by Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman ; edited by Claus Wehlisch, Alexander Berner ; director of photography, Gernot Roll.
general note
For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc.
Title from container.
Julien Boisselier, Andreas Schmidt, Roger Casamajor, Armelle Deutsch, Sven Pippig, Hannelore Hoger, Ulrich Noethen, Devid Striesow.
A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one with more than a little bloodshed and frequent bawdy sexual interludes. In late 16th-century France, Catholics and Protestant Huguenots were at war. Seemingly seeking peace, the French dowager queen, Catherine de Medici summons Henry to her court to have him marry her daughter, uniting the two warring factions. However, the Catholics slaughter the Protestant wedding guests in what became known as the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre and Henry - now married - must use all his guile to both stay alive and maneuver for the throne.
language note
Audio tracks in French and subtitled in English.
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target audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A.
technical details
DVD ; widescreen presentation.

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