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Louis XI: Shattered Power (2011)

Louis XI, le pouvoir fracassé (original title)
A messenger comes to the old sick king Louis XI with the rumor that the he must be soon assassinated by his own lords. It is not difficult for the king to learn everything. He survives his final battle.

Director:

Henri Helman

Writers:

Henri Helman (original scenario), Pierre Moustiers (original scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Perrin ... Louis XI
Florence Pernel ... Anne de France
Gaëlle Bona ... Jeanne de France
Bruno Debrandt ... Louis d'Orléans
Jean-Pierre Malo ... Capitaine Guillaume
Denis Sylvain Denis Sylvain ... Pierre De Beaujeu
Grégory Fitoussi ... Clément de Saudre
Éric Bougnon Éric Bougnon ... Sauveterre (as Eric Bougnon)
Roland Copé Roland Copé ... Archevêque de Bellème
Mathieu Simonet ... Philippe d'Anjou
Erick Chabot Erick Chabot ... Auger de Brie (as Eric Chabot)
Maël Grenier Maël Grenier ... Tristan L'Hermitte
Arnaud Le Comte Arnaud Le Comte ... Jean de Champagne
Jean-Christophe Brétignière Jean-Christophe Brétignière ... Pierre de Rohan (as Jean-Christophe Bretignière)
Pascal Leveque Pascal Leveque ... Richard de Berulle (as Pascal Lévêque)
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A messenger comes to the old sick king Louis XI with the rumor that the he must be soon assassinated by his own lords. It is not difficult for the king to learn everything. He survives his final battle.

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Drama | History

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An old dying king getting the better of his envious enemies
30 December 2019 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

This is a very stylish and accomplished costume drama filmed in convincing realism from the 15th century all the way, with Jacques Perrin excellent as the sly old king dealing with all his enemies at once, very much remainding of John Gielgud in his acting. The acting is perfect, the tempo is sustained all the way, and the story is more intriguing than most modern thrillers. The fact that it is well written ensures the greatness and enoyability of this film, as the language is as eloquent as Shakespeare making the film a feast to those who know and understand French. There are many French costume dramas like this, and they should all be noticed and paid the intense attention they deserve.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 December 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.78 : 1
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