The Princess of Montpensier (2010)

Bertrand Tavernier is in top form with this gripping, superbly mounted drama set against the savage Catholic/Protestant wars that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the action centers on the love of Marie de Mezières for her dashing cousin Henri de Guise, thwarted when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, whom she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman with a disdain for warfare, and soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.

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Domestic (5.1%)
International (94.9%)
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorIFC Films
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Domestic Opening$23,456
Earliest Release DateNovember 3, 2010 (EMEA)
Running Time2 hr 19 min
GenresAction Drama History Romance War


AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
DomesticApr 15, 2011$23,456$352,428

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
FranceNov 3, 2010$2,110,199$5,922,378
United KingdomJul 8, 2011$28,538$111,758
BelgiumNov 3, 2010$43,530$90,894
GreeceJul 7, 2011$23,085$23,085
United Arab EmiratesAug 4, 2011$5,402$10,105
RomaniaApr 15, 2011$2,569$8,246
PortugalAug 2, 2012$7,546
LebanonOct 6, 2011$3,247$3,247

Latin America

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
ArgentinaSep 29, 2011$13,040

Asia Pacific

AreaRelease DateOpeningGross
Russia/CISDec 9, 2010$206,676$409,421
AustraliaMay 19, 2011$13,053$13,053