Jeanne du Barry
(R), 2 hr. 15 min.
French Language with English Subtitles

Johnny Depp stars as King Louis XV in the story of the entrancing Jeanne du Barry (Maïwenn), a French peasant woman whose meteoric rise through the royal court to become the King's last mistress creates a scandal of epic proportions. Based on a true story. Jeanne du Barry follows Jeanne Vaubernier (Maïwenn), a working-class woman determined to climb the social ladder, using her charms to escape her impoverished life. Her lover, the Comte du Barry (Melvil Poupaud), wishes to present her to King Louis XV (Johnny Depp) and orchestrates a meeting through the influential Duke of Richelieu (Pierre Richard). The encounter goes far beyond his expectations for it was love at first sight for the King and Jeanne. Through this ravishing courtesan, the king rediscovers his appetite for life and feels he can no longer live without her. Making Jeanne his last official mistress, scandal erupts as no one at Court will accept a girl from the streets into their rarified world.

Added Value Description: (10 mins) An exclusive Fathom conversation with Academy Award nominee, Johnny Depp, on his role as King Louis XV in Maïwenn's Jeanne Du Barry, based on the true story of the scandalous relationship between the King and his last official mistress.
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