In a deal to save her lover Count Dubarry from financial ruin, the Parisian milliner Jeanne Vaubernier (alias Madame Dubarry) becomes the influential wife of the reigning French king, Louis XV. However, much to the dismay of the king′s advisor Choiseul, who had planned for his own sister to marry the king. Choiseul thus starts a campaign to turn the people against the monarch and his new wife, and Jeanne soon becomes a symbol for the extravagance of the much-hated aristocracy. When the king dies, Jeanne is ousted by the angry masses and sent to the stakes.
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