La mort de Louis XIV 2016
A monarch's devotion to duty and service endures until the last breath in The Death Of Louis XIV, a painstakingly realised portrait of the agonising final days of the Sun King. Based on extensive medical records and the memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon and other courtiers, Catalan director Albert Serra's film has a documentary-like authenticity, matching the unblinking instincts of a modern reality television series with the visual allure of the old masters.

Crowned King in 1643, Louis's reign is the longest of any European monarch. The film begins in 1715 as the aged King suffers horrible pains in his left leg and is confined to bed. Royal obligations continue, but gangrene sets in and the leg turns black. It becomes apparent that the situation is hopeless and that the King must prepare for death...

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:51:00 | 7.22 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Nederlands
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Director: Albert Serra
Cast: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Patrick d'Assumcao, Marc Susini
Country: Portugal, France, Spain

-- Images du film commentees par Albert Serra (30 min, 2017)
-- Conference de l'historien Joel Cornette: La Mort de Louis XIV et son contexte (60 min, 2016)

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