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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louis XIV
Patrick d'Assumçao ... Fagon
Marc Susini ... 1er valet du roi
Bernard Belin ... Maréchal
Irène Silvagni ... Madame de Maintenon
Jacques Henric ... Père Le Tellier
... Le Brun
Alain Lajoinie ... Le Pelletier
Olivier Cadiot ... Médecin 1
Philippe Crespeau ... Médecin 2
Alain Reynaud ... Médecin 3
Richard Plano ... Médecin 4
Adrian Dunãrintu ... Assistant Fagon
José Wallenstein ... Médecin 5
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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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,002, 31 March 2017, Limited Release

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$42,694, 7 July 2017
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The Death of Louis XIV (2016) was the 10th best film of 2016 according to the annual 'Sight & Sound' poll in which 163 critics and curators named their 5 top movies of the year. See more »

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Mass in C Minor, K. 427
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Helmuth Rilling
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dignified death
22 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

I totally agree with the assessment of the first reviewer: it is a beautiful, claustrophobic film with very little "drama". One thing I would like to add is that the film depicts the dying king with great respect and dignity. Having touched by death of elderly family members in recent years, I appreciated the film's compassionate and dignified portrait of Louis XIV and the people who served him closely. There is no political intrigue or ugliness in the film. It quietly and matter-of-factly tells a story. So even though the film's main theme is death, it is not a depressing film and you leave the theater marveling the fine acting of Jean-Pierre Léaud.


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