Jeanne du Barry


The lavish new historical drama from writer/director Maïwenn (Mon Rois, Polisse), JEANNE DU BARRY is freely inspired by the life of the titular rags-to-riches social climber, a working-class woman who became the mistress of King Louis XV, played with taciturn command by Johnny Depp in his first French-language speaking role.

18th Century, pre-Revolution France. Jeanne Bécu (Maïwenn), the illegitimate daughter of a monk, hungers for culture and pleasure, and is determined to escape her commoner upbringing. With charm and sharp wit, she builds a reputation as a skilled courtesan and her benefactor, the Comte du Barry (Melvil Poupaud) grows rich through her amorous encounters. Wishing to present her to the widowed King (Depp), a renowned womaniser, the Comte orchestrates a meeting through the influential Duke of Richelieu (Pierre Richard).

Duration: 116mins

  • Title: Jeanne du Barry
  • Year: 2023
  • Genre: Historical drama
  • Country of origin: France, UK, Belgium
  • Language: French
  • Directed by: Maïwenn
  • Director of photography: Laurent Dailland
  • Written by: Maïwenn
  • Original music by: Stephen Warbeck
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Maïwenn, Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Pascal Greggory, India Hair, Pauline Pollmann, Noémie Lvovsky
  • Production: Why not Production
  • Co-producers: Johnny Depp, Maïwenn
  • Producers: Pascal Caucheteux, Konstantin Elkin, Executive producers: Svetlana Dali, Nellee Holmes
  • Distributor: Goodfellas
  • Link: open link