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The Man in the Iron Mask Movie Review Summary

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud

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THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK is a movie directed by Randall Wallace released in 1998. With a terrific cast, the film will please teenagers as well as amateurs of adventure movies.
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Louis XIV, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is the young King of France. He is unemotional, cruel and hated by his subjects who are starving. D'Artagnan is chief of his musketeers and his mission is to protect the King's life.

In the meantime, Athos, Porthos and Aramis conspire against Louis XIV, deliver his twin brother from prison and try to replace the King with Philippe, the Man in the Iron Mask.
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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   power struggle between good/bad govt factions    -   preventing an assassination    -   deposing an evil leader

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   prison    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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