Jeanne Poisson, the headstrong, ambitious, witty and erudite, catches the eye and heart of French King Louis XV at a costumed ball. She masters the art of seduction well enough to become ... See full summary »
Hélène de Fougerolles,
Charlotte de Turckheim
Corbiau repeats the Farinelli formula, artistic rivalry and social private drama expressed in dazzling, sometimes excessively lavish baroque scenery, music and costume, but this time in its... See full summary »
Docudrama about the life of Louis XIV nicknamed "the Sun King", the King of France who ran a glamorous court, expanded the borders of France, loved woman and parties and built an incredible palace for himself - the Versailles.
The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his mother Elisabeth, and who, once... See full summary »
In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the ... See full summary »
1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant... See full summary »
I recommand "L'allée du roi" to all those who wish to discover for the first time the royal court life in XVIIth century France, for those who enjoy intrigues, and for those who simply wish to contemplate sensual and art-like pictures. Good suspense, genuine, NOT overloaded emotions, breezzy and warm atmosphere, delicacy in speech, in light, in figures - a delight ;-)
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