Capturée par des soldats français du parti adverse devant Compiègne puis vendue aux Anglais, Jeanne d'Arc est emprisonnée depuis plusieurs mois dans une chambre du château de Rouen. Elle comparaît devant un tribunal composé presqu'exclusivement de membres de l'Université Anglophile de Paris, présidé par l'évêque Cauchon.
In 1431 Jeanne, a French peasant girl, is imprisoned for heresy and brought to trial at Rouen. Despite rigorous interrogation by the judges and constant persecution from the jailers, her faith remains unshaken. The relentless theological questioning and argument in court is broken only by an ineffectual attempt at torture and an examination to prove her virginity. Jeanne's insistence that her military ventures were bidden by God is scoffed at by the English, who are anxious to destroy the legend already building around her. In a moment of weakness during the trial, Jeanne recants her faith. She is sentenced to life imprisonment, but when she retracts her earlier confession, the court decrees that she be burned at the stake as a witch.
DVD-R is in French with hard-encoded German and switchable English subtitles (which means, if you use the yellow-colored English subtitles, they will show on top of the white German subs, which can't be turned off ).
Approx. 61 mins. Some softness and minor pixellization.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW. IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):