In the 16th century religious wars between Catholics and Protestants are raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the Huguenot (Protestant) King Henri of Navarre. 

Catherine of Medici, the Queen Mother, maintains her behind-the-scenes power by ordering assaults, poisonings, and instigations to incest.

The film is a bloody depiction of the lives of the Catholic Queen Margot and her Protestant husband Henri around the time of their wedding on August 24, 1572.

The bloodbath at their wedding is called the Massacre of St. Bartholomew because August 24th is the day of St. Bartholomew.



Main Actors

Isabelle Adjani









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