The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV)

The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV)
  • 2016
  • France / Spain / Portugal
  • 1h 55min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Albert Serra
  • Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao, Marc Susini
  • Language: Latin/French

King Louis XIV begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers. The tiny details of discomfort, faraway looks and bursts of frantic concentration convey the torment of a great force fading away in a film that is uncompromising, challenging and deeply felt.

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The Death of Louis XIV

10 Jul 20174 stars

The final days of the French monarch unfold in uncompromising and impressive style

It seems a bold move to release The Death of Louis XIV deep in the heart of the summer blockbuster season. Albert Serra's film is sombre and studied as it creates a painstaking portrait of the agonising final days of the Sun King. Based on medical…

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