A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is a classically entertaining adventure, albeit one with more than a little bloodshed and frequent bawdy sexual interludes. In late 16th-century France, Catholics and Protestant Huguenots were at war. Seemingly seeking peace, the French dowager queen, Catherine de Medici summons Henry to her court to have him marry her daughter, uniting the two warring factions. However, the Catholics slaughter the Protestant wedding guests in what became known as the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre and Henry-now married-must use all his guile to both stay alive and maneuver for the throne.

Reviews
Ralf Blau, Henri 4, in: Cinema (Germany), nr. 382 (März), 2010 pp. 56-57
Birgit Glombitza, Henri 4, in: epd Film, nr. 3, 2010 pp. 43
Rüdiger Suchsland, Henri 4, in: Filmdienst, nr. 5 (4. März), 2010 pp. 35
Author:Ralf Blau
Title:Henri 4
in:
Magazine:Cinema (Germany)
Nr.:382
Year:2010
Pp:56-57
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Henri 4 (2010)
Author:Birgit Glombitza
Title:Henri 4
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:3
Year:2010
Pp:43
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Henri 4 (2010)
Author:Rüdiger Suchsland
Title:Henri 4
in:
Magazine:Filmdienst
Nr.:5
Year:2010
Pp:35
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Henri 4 (2010)



Henri 4
Germany / France / Austria / Spain 2010

Directed by
Jo Baier

Cast
Hannelore Hoger
Gabriela Maria Schmeide
André Hennicke
Fritz Marquardt

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Year:2010
Running time:155 minutes
Country:Germany
France
Austria
Spain
Language:German

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