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The Affair of the Necklace

Rating:R (for some sexuality)
Genre:Drama, Romance
Release Date:November 30, 2001
Running time:120 minutes
Cast:Simon Baker, Adrien Brody, Jonathan Pryce, Joely Richardson, Hilary Swank
Director:Charles Shyer
Producer:Charles Shyer, Redmond Morris, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson
Writer:John Sweet
Distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures

Description: Centuries ahead of her time, Jean de la Motte-Valois, was a beguiling, unconventional woman who broke all the rules and masterminded an ingenious and perilous conspiracy that scandalously incriminated the rich and famous; it may well have paved the way to the guillotine for Queen Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI--dismantling 800 years of absolute monarchy. Set in the waning years of the 18th century, the tale, based on true events, centers on Jeanne and her quest to discover what was so unjustly taken from her. Aristocrat Jeanne is tragically orphaned by her parents, direct descendents of Henry II. Her only inheritance is a tattered genealogical chart proving her noble origins. Jeanne's passionate life mission becomes to take her rightful place at the Royal Court. During her quest, she discovers that her family was torn apart by the treacherously fickle, royal politics preceding the French Revolution. To avenge her family, she fixates upon stealing a spectacular 2,8000 carat diamond necklace.

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