The Death of Louis XIV

2016
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The Death of Louis XIV
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Title: The Death of Louis XIV

Original Title: La mort de Louis XIV

Year: 2016

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Release Dates

  • UK: July 14 2017

Plot

August 1715, France. After feeling a pain in his leg, King Louis XIV, starts sleeping less and getting weaker. Although he tries fulfilling his duties, he is barely able to complete them due to the increasing pains. Surrounded by his closest relatives he attends some meetings at the side of his bed, but he will start to lose control of his reign. His wife Madame de Maintenon, his son Louis XV, and his doctor, are afraid that his passing away might happen, and they try to hide it from the public. This is the slow agony of one of the most important Kings of France, and how his surroundings faced it.

Albert Serra goes back to directing, with 'La Mort de Luis XIV', an adaptación of Saint Simon's memoirs.

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Director:

Albert Serra Albert Serra

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Trivia

Luis XIV

The film portrays the last days of Louis XIV, absolute monarch in France popularly known as 'The Sun King'.

Jean-Pierre Léaud, the face of the "Nouvelle Vague"

Jean-Pierre Léaud plays King Louis XIV. It is one of the most iconic faces of the "Nouvelle Vague" and one of the accomplices of Jean-Luc Godard. In the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival he received the Palme Honor for his career.

Jean-Pierre Léaud (2)

For many critics, it is his best performance in his long career as actor.

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