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The King's Whore (1990)
"La putain du roi" (original title)

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Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.

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Le Roi Vittorio Amadeo
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Jeanne de Luynes
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Le Comte di Verua
Robin Renucci ...
Charles de Luynes
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La Comtesse douairière
Eleanor David ...
La Reine
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Le Duc de Luynes
Amy Werba ...
Heloïse
Franco Valobra ...
Le Duc d'Aoste
Francesca Reggiani ...
Marie Christine
Leonardo Ruta ...
Le Prince Vittorio
Luigi Bonos ...
2nd Priest (as Gigi Bonos)
Elisabeth Kaza ...
Countess Trevie (as Elizabeth Kaza)
Lea Padovani ...
Countess Cumiana
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Countess Longhi
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Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »
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The King's Bore
31 July 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I'm anxious to see Timothy Dalton in anything he does, but this movie was not worth my time. I hung in there until the end more out of optimism that it would improve than enjoyment. Basically the king is a controlling dog and Jeanne is a, well, you know. This movie is going into the "waste of my time" category. If you want to see Timothy Dalton at his finest, rent the BBC production of Jane Eyre--now THAT is a film.


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