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

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  14 November 1990 (France)
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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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Intense emotion
1 January 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Timothy Dalton does it again! As I become a bigger fan of his I am amazed at the depth and emotion he lends to his characters. This movie has some plot weaknesses which I cannot decide if would be corrected by less or more film. Bravo to Timothy Dalton. His range of emotion is fantastic. Even when not speaking he conveys so much as when Jeanne finally comes to him. Dalton also continues to show off his sword prowess with a very complex scene near the end. Worth seeing!


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