Marquise (1997) short review


This was never released in the US, which you know is a bad sign… Sophie Marceau stars as an aspiring actress in 17th century France.  She joins with Moliere’s acting troupe and goes on to become a leading figure on the stage and a favorite of the king.  All sounds good, but it’s relatively tedious — I found myself wishing it would all wrap up sooner than it did.  The costumes are quite pretty, but not overly exciting.  In French.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

2 Responses

  1. tracim1957Traci Moore

    I love these reviews of costume gems you all come up with! But how do any of us go about finding these films to watch for ourselves? Especially if it’s out of print??