In 16th-century France, Marie de Mezières marries for her father's political gain, and when war breaks out, she becomes exposed to sexual and political intrigues of court.
marquis, prince, soldier, heiress, mother, father, tender, spectacular, passionate, brooding, battlefield, castle, courtyard, mountain, bedroom, france, religious wars, social climbing, arranged marriage, battle, love triangle, doomed romance, adventure, forbidden love, rivalry, temptation, 16th century
(Bertrand Tavernier) has made an intimate epic, as coolly calculated as a chess match, in which blood on the battlefield and on the bedsheets is the fuel of economic and political power and masculine pride.
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