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  (in credits order)
Vinciane Millereau ... Narratrice

Stanley Weber ... Louis XV
François Berland ... Richelieu

Féodor Atkine ... Cassini
Marina Cristalle ... Mme de Laborde
William Mesguich ... Monsieur

Romane Portail ... Mme de Pompadour
Coralie Revel ... Mme du Barry
Léa Wiazemsky ... Madame de Châteauroux
Blandine Bury ... Mme de Mailly
Karine Pinoteau ... La reine Marie Leszcynska
Florian Cadiou ... Le Dauphin
Camille Grosjean ... Adélaïde
Delphine Théodore ... Henriette
Benoît Soles ... Duc de Choiseul (as Benoît Solès)
Serge Barbagallo ... Comte de Broglie
François D'Aubigny ... Marquis d'Argenson (as François Daubigny)
Jean-Michel Meunier ... Jacques Gabriel
Laurent Soffiati ... Croy
Philippe Magnan ... Maupéou
Didier Vinson ... Sartine
Gabriel Hallali ... Louis XV enfant
Alain Floret ... Evêque de Fréjus
Cassandre Vittu de Kerraoul ... Madame de Prie
Jean-Marc Cozic ... Duc de Bourbon (as Jean-Marie Cozic)
Alexandre Carrière ... Damiens
Jean-Louis Place ... Médecin (as Jean-Luc Placé)
Serge Esposito ... Monseigneur Fitz-James
Bruno Buffoli ... Papillon de la Ferté
Pierre Londiche ... Abbé de Beauvais
Jacques-Henri Delcamp ... Grand Aumônier
Jean-Laurent Silvi ... Courtisan
Delphine Rivière ... Courtisane
Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam ... Casanova (as Shahrokh Moshkin Galam)
Agathe Berman ... Dame Casanova
Frédéric Pellegeay ... Capitaine des gardes
Ambre Gollut ... La jeune servante
Xavier Hosten ... Serviteur jeune
Axel Blind ... Grenadier
Armand Binisti ... Premier médecin
Jean-Jacques Aillagon ... Courtisan anonyme
Denis Berthomier ... Valet de pied
Jean-Paul Gousset ... Blaise-Henry Arnoult
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Boris Alestchenkoff ... Beaumarchais (uncredited)
Philippe Delaunay ... Le prince de Conti (uncredited)
Arnaud Duléry ... Médecin du roi (uncredited)

Chloé Dumas ... La courtisane à l'éventail (uncredited)
Yves Espargilière ... Malesherbes (uncredited)
Vincent Jasinskij ... Le Dauphin à 10 ans (uncredited)
Raphaëlle Misrahi ... Mme de Lauragais (uncredited)

Estelle Simon ... Courtisane (uncredited)
Laurent Simoni ... L'abbé de La Tour du Pin (uncredited)

Directed by
Thierry Binisti 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Phil Craig  adaptation
Jacques Dubuisson 
Michel Fessler 

Produced by
Phil Craig .... reversioning producer
Elisabeth Kiledjian .... producer
Serge Lalou .... producer
Cinematography by
Dominique De Wever 
Film Editing by
Stéphane Kazadi 
Casting by
Fabienne Bichet 
Stéphane Zito (extras casting)
Makeup Department
Lydia Pujols .... makeup artist
Morgane Salou .... hair stylist
Production Management
Françoise Buraux .... post-production manager
Johanna Colboc .... unit production manager
Aurelie Delvenne .... assistant unit manager
Angeline Massoni .... production manager
Sophie Vermersch .... post-production manager
Laurent Weitmann .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Lueza .... first assistant director
David Lueza .... second unit director
Octave Raspail .... second assistant director
Grégory Troy .... first assistant director
Grégory Troy .... second unit director
Sound Department
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Stéphane Gessat .... second sound assistant
Patrice Grisolet .... sound editor
Denis Leleux .... sound mixer
Stephane Rabeau .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Sidonie Moulart .... digital compositor
Dan Rapaport .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Blasco .... grip
Hugues Espinasse .... first assistant camera
Martin Levent .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
François Perrault-Alix .... key grip
Jako Raybaut .... camera operator
Patrick Rebatel .... gaffer
Patrick Renault .... electrician
Etienne Saldés .... Steadicam operator
Olivier Thual .... grip
Vincent Tulasne .... digital video assist operator
Casting Department
Emilie Chaumat .... extras casting assistant
Miguel Peraudeau .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bruce Lignerat .... set costumer
Joanna Texier .... additional dresser
Editorial Department
Lara Courcelle .... assistant editor
Charles Fréville .... colorist
Location Management
Alexis Giraudeau .... location production assistant
Music Department
René-Marc Bini .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Maryam Muradian .... coach

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The black sun, 21 December 2012
Author: jotix100 from New York

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The life of King Louis XV is examined in this movie made for French television. It chronicles the life of a king who ruled France during a great deal of the XVIII century. He was born in Versailles and became a king at the age of five. He came to rule the country by the successive deaths of his own father, and siblings due to the smallpox that killed them.

The young monarch had an inquisitive mind. Having received the best education for the times of his formative years, he was supposed to have been betrothed to his first cousin, a Spanish princess, but that union was not meant to be. Instead, Louis married a Polish noblewoman, the daughter of the deposed King Stanislaw. Even though they had a somewhat long married that produced ten children, Louis had a taste for the women around him in the court of Versailles. Notably were Madame Pompadour, and his last mistress, Madame Du Barry.

This interesting film, documentary style, directed by Thierry Binisti, was shown on cable. The adaptation of the historical material is credited to Phil Craig, Philippe Dubuisson, and Michel Fessler. The lavish production is a joy to watch due to the cinematography of Dominique De Wever, who makes the best of the natural setting in which the film is set. Versailles is seen in all its splendor. The costumes are excellent, something that enhances the production.

Stanley Weber is the adult Louis. He gives an interesting performance making us believe he is none other than King Louis XV. The large supporting cast, too many to single anyone out, contribute to the success of the film.

Highly recommended for history fans. It will not disappoint.

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