The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc1999

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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Directed by:
Luc Besson

Released on October 18 of 1999 in the USA, "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc" (also known as "Luc Besson's Johanna von Orleans", "Joan of Arc", "Jeanne d'Arc") is a Biography/Drama/History/War film directed by Luc Besson . Milla Jovovich and Dustin Hoffman are starring, alongside Faye Dunaway, John Malkovich, Tchéky Karyo and Vincent Cassel.

Who directed "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc":

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc was directed by Luc Besson, a French director, producer, writer, actor, and cinematographer.

Before directing The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Luc Besson had directed The Fifth Element, released in 1997, The Professional (1994), Atlantis (1991), Nikita (1990), Le Grand bleu (1988), and Subway (1985). Since, he directed Angel-A, released in 2005, Arthur and the Invisibles (2006), Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009), Arthur and the Two Worlds War (2010), Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010), and The Lady (2011).

What was the release date of "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc":

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc was first released on Monday, October 18, 1999, in the United States.. This was twenty (20) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, March 10, 2000 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, October 27, 1999 in France; Thursday, January 13, 2000 in Germany; Friday, January 21, 2000 in Italy; Friday, January 28, 2000 in Spain; Thursday, February 03, 2000 in Australia and on Saturday, October 30, 1999 in Japan.

What is the cast of "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc":

At the casting of The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc we find Milla Jovovich, previously seen in The Fifth Element (1997) and Dazed and Confused (1993); Dustin Hoffman (Being John Malkovich (1999), Sphere (1998)); Faye Dunaway (The Chamber (1996), Albino Alligator (1996)) [ more... ]

  • John Malkovich and Dustin Hoffman also appeared together in Being John Malkovich, released in 1999.
  • Vincent Cassel and Tchéky Karyo can also be seen in Dobermann, released in 1997.
  • Vincent Cassel and Tchéky Karyo also appeared in Blueberry, released in 2004.

What is the Storyline of "The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc":

Joan is shown being burned at the stake; however, it happens fast, as the flames quickly engulf her and she disappears. The plotline then tells the story of how she came to this.

Ten years earlier, Joan, as a little girl, confesses her sins in church two or three times a day. The priest asks after her family; concluding all is well at home, he decides she is only unusually religious. She skips out of the church, glad to be forgiven by God and Jesus. Wandering away from her village, she has a [...]

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