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Les rois maudits 

Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Gilles Béhat Gilles Béhat ...  Charles IV le Bel / ... 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Hélène Duc Hélène Duc ...  Mahaut d'Artois 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean-Luc Moreau Jean-Luc Moreau ...  Guccio Baglioni / ... 6 episodes, 1972-1973
André Luguet ...  Hugues de Bouville 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Piat Jean Piat ...  Robert d'Artois 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Louis Seigner Louis Seigner ...  Spinello Tolomeï 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Desailly ...  Narrator / ... 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Deschamps Jean Deschamps ...  Charles de Valois 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Catherine Rouvel Catherine Rouvel ...  Béatrice d'Hirson 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Georges Staquet Georges Staquet ...  Lormet 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Chevrier ...  Gaucher de Châtillon / ... 4 episodes, 1973
Anne Kreis Anne Kreis ...  Marie de Cressay 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Josep Maria Flotats Josep Maria Flotats ...  Philippe V le Long / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Party Robert Party ...  Louis d'Evreux 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Patrick Préjean Patrick Préjean ...  Pierre de Cressay 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Catherine Rich Catherine Rich ...  Jeanne de Bourgogne / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Guy Saint-Jean Guy Saint-Jean ...  Jean de Cressay 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Henri Virlojeux Henri Virlojeux ...  Le cardinal Duèze / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Benoît Brione Benoît Brione ...  Philippe VI de Valois / ... 3 episodes, 1973
Janine Crispin ...  Dame Eliabel de Cressay / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Geneviève Casile Geneviève Casile ...  Isabelle d'Angleterre 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Pierre Gallon Pierre Gallon ...  Alain de Pareilles 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Monique Lejeune Monique Lejeune ...  Clémence de Hongrie 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Claudine Raffalli Claudine Raffalli ...  Eudeline 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Nogaret Robert Nogaret ...  Louis de Bourbon 3 episodes, 1973
René Roussel René Roussel ...  Jean de Marigny 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Georges Ser Georges Ser ...  Louis X Le Hutin / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Amos Jean Amos ...  Caumont 2 episodes, 1973
Muriel Baptiste Muriel Baptiste ...  Marguerite de Bourgogne 2 episodes, 1972
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ...  Souastre 2 episodes, 1973
André Falcon André Falcon ...  Enguerrand de Marigny 2 episodes, 1972
Florence Dunoyer Florence Dunoyer ...  Lady le Despenser 2 episodes, 1972-1973
André Haber André Haber ...  Jean de Fiennes 2 episodes, 1973
Michel Favory Michel Favory ...  Miles de Noyer 2 episodes, 1973
Catherine Hubeau Catherine Hubeau ...  Blanche de Bourgogne 2 episodes, 1972
Jean-Pierre Jorris Jean-Pierre Jorris ...  Evard / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Claude Giraud ...  Mortimer 2 episodes, 1973
Françoise Meyruels Françoise Meyruels ...  Angelina 2 episodes, 1973
Antoinette Martin Antoinette Martin ...  Une dame de Parage / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Lombard Robert Lombard ...  Portefruit 2 episodes, 1972
Eric Kruger Eric Kruger ...  Kent 2 episodes, 1973
André Mathis André Mathis ...  Maltravers 2 episodes, 1973
Ghislaine Porret Ghislaine Porret ...  Jeanne 'La boiteuse' / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Yvon Sarray Yvon Sarray ...  Thierry d'Hirson 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Georges Riquier Georges Riquier ...  Eudes de Bourgogne 2 episodes, 1973
William Sabatier ...  Leicester 'Tors-Col' 2 episodes, 1973
Jean Turlier Jean Turlier ...  Kièrez / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Gilles Vidal Gilles Vidal ...  Hugues le Despenser 2 episodes, 1972-1973
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Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded by scandal and intrigue, brings a curse upon his family when he persecutes the Knights Templar. The succession of monarchs that follows leads France and England to the Hundred Years' War. Written by morroviolet

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France

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French

Release Date:

21 December 1972 (France) See more »

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De vervloekte koningen See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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It took me by surprise
22 August 2013 | by davidbelandSee all my reviews

Oh, i should have seen this colossal piece of classic theater style drama much sooner. This 616 minutes felt like 2 hours and i was ready for another 616, it really took me by surprise because it looked dated and boring at first.

There's some really original scenes like those family portraits in which nobody moves for several minutes while the narrator do his job. The sets and costumes are well made and the acting level is very high. If you are a "long take fan" like me you will be pleased, really amazing actors, great cast and well directed. Jean Piat (who plays Robert d'Artois) steals the show and he's by far my favorite character in this series, what an artist!!

I've learned a lot of historical facts with this, even if some scenes are obviously fictionalized a bit.

The plot is quite complex and i was lost from time to time because there is a lot of characters in this historical saga and they are almost all important. The music is discrete and takes more and more place as the series goes on. Don't expect too much physical action though, if you don't like long dialogues in a theatrical-flamboyant style you may have some boredom problems along the way; even if there's always a spectrum of brutality and sadism around. But if you like to watch good actors performing as i do, there's an "all you can eat" buffet waiting for you on Youtube, just saying...


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