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.


Albert Serra


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


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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A King's Death
14 November 2017 | by MovieIQTestSee all my reviews

actually is no different from any common people, no matter how many subjects surrounded His Royal Highness's deathbed. You cursed someone you hated so much with harsh words like: "I wish you die alone and nobody will give a Fxxk!" Well, practically and realistically speaking, everybody indeed die alone; your parents, your wife, your husband, your kids, your friends won't join you and die with you, no matter how they love you or hate you; and these people aforementioned, would also die alone one by one. When a plane or car crashed, a ship sank, a building on fire and collapsed like the twin tower of World Trade Center, an earthquake cracked up the mountain slop and crashing down on a village on the foothill, a whole village wiped out instantly; people died in great number at the same time in a mass death toll, even so everybody still died alone, in group, large or small, but every one of them still died alone. After hundreds of people eating the same food on the hot-cold counter-top in a buffet restaurant, when they take dump at home or elsewhere afterward, the stinking smell would be in some degree almost the same, to some degree, nobody can be separated and distinguished differently, and you cannot claim that yours got some independent unique odor.

Dying is always a lonely process no matter what. And for this film, all you should do is to focus on the cinematography, the lighting, the make- up, the costumes and the score(soundtrack) and the acting of all the participating actors. "Eight Million Ways to Die in L.A." still meant that you are the only person to die there, and die alone.

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2 November 2016 (France) See more »

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$8,002, 2 April 2017

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