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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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Very pretty, but could have had more grunt
26 March 2004 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie but it did fall short of the great film that it should have been. Main strengths were the stunning visual aspects and Timothy Dalton's mesmerising performance. Surely he has to be the most underrated actors of our time. His portrayal of psychological complexity in his characters in unmatched. Weak points are the jumpy plot, erratic editing (apparently a lot of scenes were cut) and lack of bodice ripping scenes. There is plenty of emotion but the steaminess is mostly implied. Still worth seeing, particularly for Dalton fans or for lovers of historical costume drama.


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