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The Death of Louis XIV (2016)

La mort de Louis XIV (original title)
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Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

Director:

Albert Serra

Writers:

Thierry Lounas (scenario), Albert Serra (scenario)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Louis XIV
Patrick d'Assumçao ... Fagon
Marc Susini ... 1er valet du roi
Bernard Belin Bernard Belin ... Maréchal
Irène Silvagni Irène Silvagni ... Madame de Maintenon
Jacques Henric Jacques Henric ... Père Le Tellier
Vicenç Altaió ... Le Brun
Alain Lajoinie Alain Lajoinie ... Le Pelletier
Olivier Cadiot Olivier Cadiot ... Médecin 1
Philippe Crespeau Philippe Crespeau ... Médecin 2
Alain Reynaud Alain Reynaud ... Médecin 3
Richard Plano Richard Plano ... Médecin 4
Adrian Dunãrintu Adrian Dunãrintu ... Assistant Fagon
José Wallenstein ... Médecin 5
Francis Montaulard Francis Montaulard ... Duc d'Orléans
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Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

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Marks the first time director Albert Serra has chosen to work with professional actors. See more »

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Trio Sonata Nº. 1 in G - Moderato
Written by Domenico Gallo
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more than beautiful
17 December 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

It could be defined as experience. slow, precise, dark, bitter , sad, pictorial with accent on acting and cinematography than on story, it is inspired support for reflection about power and fragility and the efforts to save a life who change the West European history. film of details, atmosphere and small gestures, it is , in high level, usefull. for understand a period. for the accuracy of the end of a legendary reign . for the admirable performance of Jean - Pierre Leaud , who propose a so realistic Louis XIV , like his early brilliant Antoine Doinel. a film for history class. for discover the essence of power. for the basic traits of each reign. for the unique beauty. for dialogues and for the splendid manner to propose a subtle fresco of the end of entire age .


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Country:

France | Spain | Portugal

Language:

French | Latin

Release Date:

2 November 2016 (France) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,002, 2 April 2017

Gross USA:

$43,635

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$209,715
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2.35 : 1
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