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The King's Whore (1990)

La putain du roi (original title)
Set in the seventeenth 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)
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Countess Cumiana
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Countess Longhi
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The King of Piedmont is introduced to Jeanne, the beautiful young wife of one of his courtiers, with whom he falls madly in love the moment he sets eyes on her. Jeanne, very much in love with her own husband and wishing to be faithful to him, is disturbed by the king's advances and resists him. The king is obsessed with his desire for her and neglects his duties and his kingdom, until the entire court, including his wife and even Jeanne's own husband and his family, put pressure on Jeanne to give in to the king's wishes and become his mistress in order to save the king and the country. When her husband tells her it is her duty to serve the king and give in to his wishes, she goes to the king, but makes it very clear that she despises him and doesn't return his love for her. The king's passion for Jeanne never subsides and eventually goes so far that he loses a war when he returns home to nurse her through a near fatal illness instead of remaining with his troops and leading them in ...

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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The final feature film of Marne Maitland. See more »

Quotes

Le Roi Vittorio Amadeo: [to his son] You would have preferred Verua to have killed me. So would I, Vittorio.
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Soundtracks

Miserere
Written by Gregorio Allegri
Performed by The Tallis Scholars
Directed by Peter Phillips, soprano soloist: Alison Stamp.
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3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this movie has hit many of life's little dramas we all have around us. it's just like a friend you haven't seen in a long time that's catching you up on the latest news. it is not overly acted. the other title, 'the king's mistress', is more of a front of the store movie name than it is the back room like the original name, 'the king's whore'. but, i believe, 'whore' is the better of the two titles. they all play realistic parts and it's easy to keep up with. the feelings the actors portray seem quite sincere. the life emotions that are brought to the screen make this one of the most involved movies i've seen in years.

oh, the 'jane eyre' with timothy in it was more of a play an amateur would put on compared to this movie. the 'jane eyre' with george c. scott and orsen wells were both much better versions.


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