• Publication date: August 20, 2014

The Affair of the Necklace

A young aristocratic woman in pre-revolution France scheming to steal a priceless necklace to avenge the fall of her family

  • Publication date: August 20, 2014

The Affair of the Necklace

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2001

MBC Max:

November 15, 2015 18:00 (KSA) ~ November 15, 2015 17:00 (CLT)

The action in this Historical drama is set in pre-revolution Paris, focusing on Jeanne (Hillary Swank) a young woman from an aristocratic background, following the murder of her father by the crown, for his views regarding the poor class, which inevitably lead to the demise of her family’s fortune and social standing. With everything else taken away, all the left for her was deception. Jeanne de Saint-Rémy, now has her eyes set of the queen as she think only her can save the situation, and so she comes up with a devious plan, to get to her means, implicating and duping the Cardinal de Rohan (Jonathan Price) into his unwilling unsuspecting participation in her plan that involves the Cardinal buying a very expensive necklace for the Queen, forging numerous letter and document in the process. If the plan works, this can mean restoring of her family’s honor, or adding fuel to the already growing flames of the revolution.


  • Hilary Swank as Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois
  • Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Louis de Rohan
  • Christopher Walken as Count Cagliostro
  • Simon Baker as Rétaux de Villette
  • Adrien Brody as Nicholas de Lamotte
  • Joely Richardson as Marie Antoinette
  • Brian Cox as Baron de Breteuil/Narrator
  • Simon Shackleton as King Louis XVI
  • Hermione Gulliford as Nicole Leguay d'Oliva
  • Hayden Panettiere as Young Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Rating: R