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The King Is Dancing (2000)
"Le roi danse" (original title)

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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 ultimate setting: Versailles. There are two protagonists - first the title character, Louis XIV, the French sun-king who has two passions, establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right and artistic brilliancy as a dancer (like Nero wrote and performed musical poetry), and starts asserting himself against the entourage of his Medici mother, the regent during his minority, by building his palace complex and launching a 'fitting' new, mainly musical display of baroque show. Secondly the musical genius Gianbattista Lulli ('Jean-Baptiste') Lully, a Florentine upstart of unbridled ambition, quickly gains the king's absolute trust, despite the nationalist and aristocratic opposition to a low-born Italian, and thus turns the normally socially humble post ... Written by KGF Vissers

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very good for the music
27 October 2002 | by (Sept-Iles quebec canada) – See all my reviews

I like this movie very much, for the very good music ( Jean-Baptist Lully) the reconstitution of the Louis XIV century and the very good acting of all the actors.This movie is like an historic movie because the king Louis XIV was a art lovers and it is the time of the theater time of the french guy Moliere.


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