Emmanuel Mouret’s Mademoiselle de Joncquières has been acquired by Netflix.
The streaming giant has secured the rights of distribution of Mouret’s ninth feature, the critically acclaimed French period drama. According to Variety, the deal which includes worldwide rights excludes France, Switzerland, Canada and the Benelux countries.
The film which world-premiered at the Toronto film festival is a melange of scheming, seduction, and revenge set in 18th-century France. Mademoiselle de Joncquières is inspired by Diderot’s Jacques le Fataliste, which also inspired Robert Bresson’s 1945 Les dames du bois de Boulogne.
Mademoiselle de Joncquières stars Cecile de France (The Young Pope), Edouard Baer and Alice Isaaz.De France plays Madame de la Pommeraye, a young widow who falls in love with the Marquis des Arcis (Baer) against her better judgment. Feeling betrayed by his fading love, she orchestrates an intricate plan for revenge, which involves Mademoiselle de Joncquières.
Mouret also penned the script. Frédéric Niedermeyer at Moby Dick Films produced the movie.