Based on the novel of the same name by Maurice Druon, Les Rois maudits (The Cursed Kings) is the second television adaptation of this seven-volume book which is widely agreed to be an ... See full summary »
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 Guillaume de Nogaret (1 episode, 2005)
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 Hugues de Bouville (1 episode, 2005)
Jean-Claude Drouot ...
 Enguerrand de Marigny (1 episode, 2005)
Jacques Spiesser ...
 Charles de Valois (1 episode, 2005)
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 Marguerite de Bourgogne (1 episode, 2005)
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 Philippe de Poitiers (1 episode, 2005)
Anne Malraux ...
 Blanche de Bourgogne (1 episode, 2005)
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 Spinello Tolomei (1 episode, 2005)
Giuseppe Soleri ...
 Guccio (1 episode, 2005)
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 Edouard II (1 episode, 2005)
Aymeric Demarigny ...
 Charles de France (1 episode, 2005)
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 Lormet (1 episode, 2005)
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 Marie de Cressay (1 episode, 2005)
Eric Moreau ...
 Un templier (1 episode, 2005)
Edouard Nikitine ...
 Alain de Pareille (1 episode, 2005)
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 Roger Mortimer (1 episode, 2005)
Philippe Uchan ...
 Portefruit (1 episode, 2005)
Hélène Vincent ...
 Dame Eliabel de Cressay (1 episode, 2005)
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 Le cardinal Deuze (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Marie de Hongrie (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Count (5 episodes, 2005)
Serena Autieri ...
 Clémence de Hongrie (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Le Divion (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Dame Eudeline (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Reine Philippa (5 episodes, 2005)
Hélène Duc ...
 Mme de Bouville (5 episodes, 2005)
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Philippe Nevo ...
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Romain Rondeau ...
 Henri Tors Col (5 episodes, 2005)
Christiane Rorato ...
 Mère abbesse (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Connétable Gaucher (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Edouard III (5 episodes, 2005)
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 Philippe VI de Valois (5 episodes, 2005)
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Based on the novel of the same name by Maurice Druon, Les Rois maudits (The Cursed Kings) is the second television adaptation of this seven-volume book which is widely agreed to be an accurate representation of actual events. It is the early 1300's and the treasury of France, under the rule of Philippe IV (Philippe le Bel or Philippe the Beautiful), is empty. The king decides the only solution is to raid the treasures of the Knights Templar (amongst others) and concocts various charges of treason, heresy and deviance against the Knights and their Grand Master Jacques de Molay. Having confessed under torture to the crimes of which he is accused, de Molay is condemned to be burned at the stake. With his dying breath he curses the king, the king's advisor (Guillaume de Nogaret), the pope (Pope Clement V) and the thirteen succeeding generations of their families. There follows one of the most dramatic periods in French history, half a century of political intrigue, murder, treason, war ... Written by But_Siriusly

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An entertaining telling of an interesting period of history
29 July 2009 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Firstly I must state I have only seen part 1 of an apparent 5 part series.

And I am glad I did. I have great interest in this period of history and - told by the French - in French - made it all the more enjoyable.

The production is sublime with modern ... improvements like the lighting in castles sometimes obviously artificial (ie: not mere torches) and some racy female costumes (for the period).

The acting was excellent and includes long time favorites like Gerard - and the actress that plays Queen Isabelle is so pretty.

Generally this story is based on fact.

Unless part 2 is awful (doubtful) I am hooked already.

Recommended!


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