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Director:
Writers:
Philippe Erlanger (scenario) and
Jean Gruault (adaptation)
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Release Date:
8 October 1966 (France) See more »
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Plot:
1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jean-Marie Patte ... King Louis XIV
Raymond Jourdan ... Jean Baptiste Colbert
Silvagni ... Cardinal Mazarin
Katharina Renn ... Anne d'Autriche
Dominique Vincent ... Madame Du Plessis
Pierre Barrat ... Nicolas Fouquet
Fernand Fabre ... Michel Le Tellier
Françoise Ponty ... Louise de la Vallière
Joëlle Laugeois ... Marie-Thérèse
Maurice Barrier ... D'Artagnan
André Dumas ... Le Père Joly
François Mirante ... M. de Brienne
Pierre Spadoni ... Noni
Roger Guillo ... L'apothicaire
Louis Raymond ... Le premier médecin
Maurice Bourbon ... Le deuxième médecin
Michel Ferre ... M. de Gesvres
Guy Pintat ... Le chef-cuisinier
Michelle Marquais ... Mme de Motteville
Jean-Jacques Daubin ... M. de Vardes
Georges Goubert ... M. de Soyecourt
Pierre Pernet ... Monsieur
Gilette Barbier ... Pierrette Dufour
Jean Obé ... Le Vau
Jacques Charby ... L'assistant de Le Vau
Micheline Muc ... Mlle de Pons
Michel Debrane ... Le tailleur
René Rabault ... M. de Grammont
François Bennard ... L'Archevèque
Georges Spanelly ... Seguier
Jean Soustre ... M. de Guiche
Axel Ganz ... L'Ambassadeur
Jean-Jacques Leconte ... Le 1er Chambellan
Violette Marceau ... Mlle de Chemerault
Paula Dehelly ... Mme d'Elboeuf
Jacques Préboist ... Mousquetaire
Robert Cransac ... Mousquetaire
André Daguenet ... Le patron marinier
Marc Fraiseau ... Marinier
Pierre Frag ... Marinier
Jean Coste ... Marinier
Rita Maiden ... Une paysanne
Françoise Deville ... Une femme
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katherina Renn ... Queen Anne of Austria
Marquis de Brissac ... Co-Leader of the Hunt (uncredited)
Vicomte de Chabot ... Co-Leader of the Hunt (uncredited)
Jean-Claude Charnay ... Messenger (uncredited)
Jacqueline Corot ... Madame Henrietta (uncredited)
Hélène Manesse ... The Naiad (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roberto Rossellini 
 
Writing credits
Philippe Erlanger  scenario and
Jean Gruault  adaptation and dialogue

Roberto Rossellini  uncredited

Cinematography by
Georges Leclerc 
Jean-Louis Picavet 
 
Film Editing by
Armand Ridel 
 
Production Design by
Maurice Valay 
 
Costume Design by
Christiane Coste 
 
Makeup Department
Nadine Jouve .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pierre Gout .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yves Kovacs .... assistant director
Egérie Mavraki .... assistant director
Renzo Rossellini .... second unit director
 
Art Department
François Comtet .... assistant decorator
Jean-Dominique de la Rochefoucauld .... artistic advisor
Pierre Gerber .... set dresser
Constantin Hagondokoff .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Daniel Couteau .... foley artist
Claude Fabre .... sound assistant
Jacques Gayet .... sound
J.P. Quiquempois .... sound mixer
Betty Willemetz .... sound designer
Jean-Claude Brisson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bernard Cinquin .... special effects
Jean Faivre .... special effects
Marc Schmidt .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henri Banoz .... gaffer
Claude Butteau .... camera operator
Jean Coilbault .... key grip
Bernard Zanni .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pierre Cadot .... assistant costume designer
Hélène Maillet .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Huguette Cheltiel .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
M. le Vicomte de Chabot .... maîtres d'équipage
M. le Marquis de Brissac .... maîtres d'équipage
Michelle Podroznik .... script girl
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV" - France (original title)
"The Taking of Power by Louis XIV" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
90 min | Italy:102 min (Venice Film Festival)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Jean-Marie Patte, an office clerk moonlighting as an amateur actor, had terrible difficulty memorizing his lines, and had to read from cue cards in most of his scenes. Roberto Rossellini believed that Patte's awkward, unrehearsed nervousness mirrored that of Louis as he takes on the responsibilities of kingship.See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
History and only history., 12 November 2005
Author: dbdumonteil

"The rise of Louis the Fourteenth" is an austere work ,close to documentary.If you're looking for an Hollywoodian entertaining flick ,pass by.The scene which depicts King Louis's first "conseil" directly comes from count Lomenie de Brienne's memoirs :the words Louis utters are exactly the same.

This is the kind of film that should be shown in every school of the planet .It is a lesson many directors should pay attention to.All that matters is included:Louis 's sinister souvenirs of "La Fronde" which would lead him to surround himself with ministers from the bourgeoisie and to live far from Paris.The main subject of the movie is the taming of the nobles :Fouquet was the last of those arrogant lords,so his downfall was bound to happen (with a "little" help from Colbert,a merchant).It's a long way from Mazarin's death to the scenes in Versailles Palace where the nobles have become servants .They used to fight to keep their military and political power,now they would fight to be the one to hold out his shirt to their king when He gets up.They would become courtiers.

Rosselini had nothing to prove when he made this made-for-TV work:an Italian,he displayed a perfect command of such an important time in the history of my country.

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