SAINT-CYR (2000)

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  • ST. CYR Alternative
  • The KING'S DAUGHTERS Alternative

Synopsis

In the late 17th century, Madame de Maintenon has reached the highest level of her chosen profession of courtesan - the King's favourite. He grants her permission to devote the rest of her life to the education of the daughters of France's impoverished noblemen. Madame de Maintenon opens Saint-Cyr, a boarding school, selecting 250 girls to become examples of perfect French womanhood. However, her plans become unstuck when some of the girls begin to sense that they can too can climb the social ladder by the same route as their mentor.

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