Dreamlike portrait, with a hip, contemporary soundtrack, of France’s ill-fated queen from her years as a teenager in Versailles to the end of her reign during the French Revolution at the end of the 18th Century.
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I could NEVER ever thought I'd be listening to Aphex Twin, Air, The Radio Dept, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Phoenix, and The Cure in the same film set in the baroque era. I mean, wow, Dunst was just like a teen queen rocking out in a post-punk-scored biopic!
The cast didn't have to look far for inspiration on how to live glamorously and fast. Watching the film is an orgy to the eyes and tastes, so much its become a sort of ritual of mine to watch it with champagne and macaroons. Reminds me of the desire of wanting to have that much money to burn and the feeling of being a teen, while everyone expects you to be an adult. Except, Marie Antoinette is politics....