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The King's Whore ()

La putain du roi (original title)
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Set in the seventeenth 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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King Vittorio Amadeo
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Jeanne de Luynes
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Count di Verua
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Charles de Luynes
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Dowager Countess
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Scaglia (as Feodor Chaliapin)
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Queen
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Duke de Luynes
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1st Priest
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Countess Cumiana
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Countess Longhi
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Countess Bassani
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1st Courtier
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Heloïse
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Marie Christine
Dominique Marcas ...
Cook
Elisabeth Kaza ...
Countess Trevie (as Elizabeth Kaza)
Leonardo Ruta ...
Le Prince Vittorio
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Count Trevie
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Count Longhi
Salvatore Loriga ...
2nd Courtier
Luigi Bonos ...
2nd Priest (as Gigi Bonos)
Rosa Di Brigida ...
Emilie (as Rosa di Brigida)
Matteo Dondi ...
Luchino
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Doctor
Stefano Molinari ...
Steward
Giampiero Tomasini ...
Sergeant
Roberto Visconti ...
Huntsman
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1st Nun
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Longhi's Lackey
Bettine Milne ...
Lady Servant
Franco Valobra ...
Duke of Aosta
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Karl von Schwarzenberg
Robert Spafford ...
William of Nassau
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Luis de Arragon / Louis d'Aragon
Russel Case ...
Officer
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1st Guard (as Stephano Cedrati)
Arcangelo Fino ...
Falconer
Ellen Sterling ...
2nd Nun
Pino de Matti ...
Equerry
Charles Borromel ...
1st Warden
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2nd Warden
Sacha Darwin ...
1st Courtesan
Elisabetta Darida ...
2nd Courtesan
Salvatore Bartilotta ...
Elderly Courtier
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(uncredited)

Directed by

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Axel Corti

Written by

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Jacques Tournier ... (novel "Jeanne de Luynes, comtesse de Verue")
 
Derek Marlowe ... (additional dialogue)
 
Daniel Vigne ... (written by) &
Frederic Raphael ... (written by) &
Axel Corti ... (written by)
 
Timothy Grimes ... (additional dialogue) &
Timothy Grimes ... (English adaptation)

Produced by

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Maurice Bernart ... producer
Wieland Schulz-Keil ... producer
Paolo Zaccaria ... producer

Music by

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Gabriel Yared

Cinematography by

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Gernot Roll

Film Editing by

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Bryan Oates
Joële Van Effenterre ... (as Joële van Effenterre)

Editorial Department

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Katya Chelli ... assistant editor
Pascal Cuissot ... assistant editor
Rose-Marie Lausson ... assistant editor
Anne-Marie Leduc ... dialogue editor / first assistant editor
Marie-Hélène Mora ... assistant editor
Pia Orlando ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Enrico Marrari

Production Design by

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Michèle Abbé-Vannier ... (as Michèle Abbe-Vannier)
Francesco Frigeri

Art Direction by

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Atos Mastrogirolamo

Set Decoration by

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Lorenzo D'Ambrosio ... (as Lorenzo d'Ambrosio)
Jacques Leguillon

Costume Design by

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Carlo Diappi ... wardrobe designer

Makeup Department

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Amedeo Alessi ... assistant makeup artist
Claudia Bianchi ... assistant hair stylist
Rino Carboni ... makeup artist
María del Carmen Cuadrat ... assistant makeup artist (as Maria del Carmen Cuadrat)
Mirella Ginnoto ... assistant hair stylist
Marina Marin ... assistant hair stylist
Aldo Signoretti ... hair stylist
Ana Bulajic-Crcek ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jean-Yves Asselin ... unit manager
Mino Barbera ... production manager
Nathalie Bernart ... unit manager
Roberto Cocco ... production supervisor
Mario Francini ... unit manager
Eric Jolly ... unit manager
Gérald Molto ... production manager (as Gerald Molto)
Bruno Ricci ... unit manager
Francesco Merolle ... unit production manager (uncredited)
Rudolf Wichmann ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Brandt ... first assistant director
Stefano Dioguardi ... assistant director
Luc Etienne ... second assistant director
Michel Ferry ... first assistant director
Mauro Sacripanti ... second assistant director
Giandomenico Trillo ... assistant director
Alain Centonze ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Alessandro Anselmi ... labourer
Roberto Bevini ... carpenter / labourer
Daniel Braunschweig ... property master
Paolo Cameli ... painter
Giovanni Cappelli ... swing gang leadman
Renzo Corradi ... carpenter
Franco Fabietti ... carpenter
Quirino Fantauzzi ... carpenter
Alfonso Fortunati ... painter / standby painter
Fernando Fortunati ... painter
Susanna Giovannini ... draughtsman
Stefano Grossi ... carpenter
Alain Guyard ... swing gang
Pierfranco Luscrì ... draughtsman
François Marcepoil ... painter
Pietro Masotti ... propman (as Pietro Massoti)
Giovanni Passanisi ... property master (as Gino Passanisi)
Franco Rinaldi ... swing gang
Armando Scarano ... carpenter
Felix Semyonov ... paintings by
Santo Spalla ... painter
Alessandro Tempera ... labourer
Adriano Tiberi ... propman
Fernando Valento ... construction coordinator (as Fernando Valente)
Francesco Valento ... carpenter
Maria-Teresa Barbasso ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michèle Boëhm ... sound editor (as Michèle Boehm)
Pierre Collodin ... boom operator
William Flageollet ... re-recording engineer
Catherine Hodgson ... post-synchronisation assistant
Leslie Hodgson ... post-synchronisation supervisor
Kerry Kohler ... post-synchronisation assistant
Gérard Lamps ... re-recording engineer
Jérôme Lévy ... foley artist (as Jérôme Levy)
Laurent Lévy ... foley artist (as Laurent Levy)
Chris Martin ... boom operator
Colin Miller ... adr editor
Peter Musgrave ... adr editor
Michel Vionnet ... sound recordist
Ian Voigt ... sound recordist
Rudolf Wichmann ... post-synchronisation coordinator (as Rudolph Wichmann)
John Hayward ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Éric LeGarçon ... assistant adr editor (uncredited)
Marion Lorthioir ... post-synchronisation (uncredited)
Gesine Moser ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Celeste Battistelli ... special effects keyman
Claudio Battistelli ... special effects technician
Paolo Carbonari ... special effects technician
Francesco Sabelli ... special effects technician

Stunts

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Claudio Pacifico ... stunt performer
Virgilio Ponti ... stunt performer
Angelo Ragusa ... stunt performer
Nazzareno Zamperla ... stunt coordinator (as Neno Zamperla)
Rinaldo Zamperla ... stunt performer
David Zamperla ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mario Bramucci ... electrician
Tiziana Callari ... clapper-loader
Muriel Coulin ... assistant camera
Claudio Diamanti ... grip
Giullio Diamanti ... key grip (as Giulio Diamanti)
Roberto Diamanti ... grip
Thomas Etzold ... first assistant camera
Giuseppe Fabrizi ... electrician
Dorothea Koerner ... assistant camera (as Dorothea Korner)
Amedeo Leurini ... generator operator
Attilio Marta ... grip
Marcello Marta ... grip
Roberto Pizzi ... grip
Paul Ronald ... still photographer
Spartaco Sardini ... electrician
Giovanni Savini ... grip
Mario Schiavone ... gaffer
Giuseppe Sciusco ... best boy
Orazio Sinacore ... electrician
Giuseppe Terlizzi ... electrician
Bruno Keller ... electrician (uncredited)
Nicola Pecorini ... steadicam operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rita Casellato Cecconi ... wardrobe assistant (as Rita Cecconi)
Paolo Dell'Oca ... wardrobe assistant (as Paolo d'Oca)
Iolanda Di Pasquale ... seamstress (as Iolanda di Pasquali)
Chiara Donato ... wardrobe assistant
Anna Foresi ... seamstress
Celeste Franzi ... shoemaker
Clara Fratarcangeli ... wardrobe supervisor
Franca Lulli ... seamstress
Gregorio Simili ... shoemaker

Location Management

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Enrico Pini ... location manager

Music Department

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Johann Sebastian Bach ... based on themes by (as J.S. Bach)
Gerald Garcia ... guitar solo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ... based on themes by (as W.A. Mozart)
Nat Peck ... music contractor
Harry Rabinowitz ... conductor
Jack Rothstein ... concertmaster
Joële Van Effenterre ... music editor

Script and Continuity Department

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Anita Borgiotti ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Vittorio Agostini ... driver
Lorenzo Bancone ... driver
Filippo Bernarddi ... driver
Attilio Bianchi ... driver
Guido Bianchi ... driver
Giuseppe Caianiello ... driver
Saverio Cannone ... driver
Maurizio Cori ... driver
Alfredo Di Silvestre ... driver (as Alfredo di Silvestre)
Vito Gallo ... driver
Giovanni Maria Gambella ... driver (as Giovanni Gambella)
Alberico Gatti ... driver
Giovanni Giusino ... driver
Aniello Guarnieri ... driver
Giancarlo Leurini ... driver
Raul Mannato ... driver
Paolo Mario ... driver
Lanfranco Melia ... driver
Salvatore Mureddu ... driver
Benvenuto Pedron ... driver
Claudio Pitotti ... driver
Arnaldo Tiseo ... driver
Armondo Valentini ... driver (as Armando Valentini)

Other crew

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Antonio Calanchini ... wrangler
Vittorio Carta ... union liaison
Giorgio Catalano ... cashier
Claudia Celi ... assistant choreographer
Piero Cerutti ... runner
Antonio Danesi ... wrangler
Severo Danesi ... wrangler
Lisa Dasteel ... production coordinator
Franco de Masi ... wrangler
Fabiomassimo Dell'Orco ... production assistant
Frédéric Doniguian ... production assistant
Robert Easton ... dialogue coach
Mario Francini ... production assistant
Celeste Franzi ... armourer
Ofelia Garcia ... union liaison
Beniamino Gigli ... wrangler
Anna Korda ... dialogue coach
Marcello Lanza ... assistant accountant
Alessandro Mancini ... production assistant
Maurizio Mannoia ... wrangler
Augusto Manzone ... wrangler
Giovanni Manzone ... wrangler
G. Antonio Masia ... wrangler
Francesco Merolle ... production assistant
Sandrine Molto ... assistant accountant
Rodolpho Pischetola ... wrangler
Umberto Santolamazza ... assistant crowd marshall
Nancy Satterlee Brown ... dialogue coach
Amedeo Segatori ... wrangler
Rosetta Sestili ... union liaison
Gregorio Simili ... armourer
Silvano Spoletini ... crowd marshall
Franca Tasso ... production secretary
Alberto Testa ... choreographer
Daniele Tiberi ... production accountant (as Danièle Tiberi)
Gabrièle Tiberi ... assistant accountant

Thanks

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Stephen B. Grimes ... in memory of (as Stephen Grimes)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The King of Piedmont is introduced to Jeanne, the beautiful young wife of one of his courtiers, with whom he falls madly in love the moment he sets eyes on her. Jeanne, very much in love with her own husband and wishing to be faithful to him, is disturbed by the king's advances and resists him. The king is obsessed with his desire for her and neglects his duties and his kingdom, until the entire court, including his wife and even Jeanne's own husband and his family, put pressure on Jeanne to give in to the king's wishes and become his mistress in order to save the king and the country. When her husband tells her it is her duty to serve the king and give in to his wishes, she goes to the king, but makes it very clear that she despises him and doesn't return his love for her. The king's passion for Jeanne never subsides and eventually goes so far that he loses a war when he returns home to nurse her through a near fatal illness instead of remaining with his troops and leading them in battle. Throughout the film the king becomes increasingly frustrated with the subservience of his court and people, who see it as their duty to serve and please him in every way: no courtier will be better at swordsmanship than the king, or at dancing, or at playing music, while the only person he desires makes it very clear that she will only bend to his wishes under pressure and against her will.

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Also Known As
  • The King's Whore (United Kingdom)
  • Jane, la putain du roi (France)
  • La puttana del re (Italy)
  • The King's Whore (United States)
  • La puta del rei (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 138 min
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Trivia The final feature film of Marne Maitland. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode dated 16 November 1990 (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Miserere See more »
Quotes Le Roi Vittorio Amadeo: I hope you'll be happy here with us.
Jeanne de Luynes: We would be happy anywhere your majesty.
Le Roi Vittorio Amadeo: You're very fortunate to believe that. People invest a lot of money arranging marriage contracts. If you're happy they'll think you've cheated them.
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