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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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Patrick d'Assumçao ...
Fagon, le médecin
Marc Susini ...
Blouin, le premier valet
Bernard Belin ...
Maréchal, le chirurgien
Irène Silvagni ...
Madame de Maintenon
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Le Brun
Jacques Henric ...
Père Le Tellier
Alain Lajoinie ...
Le Pelletier
Olivier Cadiot ...
Médecin 1
Philippe Crespeau ...
Médecin 2
Alain Reynaud ...
Médecin 3
Richard Plano ...
Médecin 4
Adrian Dunãrintu ...
Assistant Fagon
Francis Montaulard ...
Duc d'Orléans
José Wallenstein ...
Médecin 5
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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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$8,002 (USA) (31 March 2017)

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$42,694 (USA) (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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Impeccable Costumes and Photography
9 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every frame of this movie could be an art museum masterpiece. I can't remember seeing such a beautifully mounted production. The acting was finely nuanced. This is a study of regal life and death. It's interesting to note how far medicine has advanced since those days -- an advance we blithely take for granted.

I loved this movie mainly because it is beautiful. The garments, the hairpieces, the attention to detail in every frame is just incredible. I liked that the camera lingered on the faces of the players so that we viewers could take in the beauty of it all. Few movies achieve this level of art. A feast for the eyes.


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