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The King's Daughters (2000)

Saint-Cyr (original title)
Madame de Maintenon rises from humble beginnings to become a courtesan to the royal court and eventually marries King Louis XIV. With the king's indulgence, Maintenon opens a special school for girls.

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Patricia Mazuy
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Credited cast:
Isabelle Huppert ... Françoise d'Aubigné, Madame Marquise de Maintenon
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Louis XIV
Simon Reggiani Simon Reggiani ... The Abbot
Jean-François Balmer ... Racine
Anne Marev Anne Marev ... Madame de Brinon
Ingrid Heiderscheidt Ingrid Heiderscheidt ... Sylvine de la Maisonfort
Nina Meurisse Nina Meurisse ... Lucie de Fontenelle
Morgane Moré Morgane Moré ... Anne de Grandcamp
Bernard Waver Bernard Waver ... Gobelin
Jérémie Renier ... François de Réans
Jeanne Le Bigot Jeanne Le Bigot ... Lucie (child)
Mathilde Lechasles Mathilde Lechasles ... Anne (child)
Alain Hinard Alain Hinard ... Le premier soldat
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernard Amiot Bernard Amiot ... Lazariste
Sophie Angot Sophie Angot ... Musicienne et chanteuse 'Esther'
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Madame de Maintenon rises from humble beginnings to become a courtesan to the royal court and eventually marries King Louis XIV. With the king's indulgence, Maintenon opens a special school for girls.

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Lengthy, boring, hard to swallow movie
7 December 2009 | by the_wolf_imdbSee all my reviews

There is probably some philosophy about education, freedom, order, God, values etc etc somewhere deep in this movie. The problem is the movie is way too long, too incoherent, explains too little about the motivation of the founder (the queen) and all the other persons here. I have no idea who is who in this movie - maybe some of these girls have been really important for the French history or whatever. Something is happening in here, but the movie is very slow, hard to watch, boring to death. "Barry Lyndon" was not the fastest historical movie I have seen but I loved it. The story was coherent and real, I could see fate of a real man in particular historical era. But this movie is more or less the collection of postcards, emotions, images than real storytelling movie. I have had very hard time to fit the movie to some particular time or greater historical picture. There is no real ending, no explanation of consequences. I have found this movie way too unsatisfactory to enjoy it. The "Vatel" was way, way better.


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Language:

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Release Date:

17 May 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Schule der verlorenen Mädchen See more »

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