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The Death of Louis XIV

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao, Marc Susini, and Bernard Belin
Director: Albert Serra
Plot Synopsis:

Versailles, August 1715. Back from hunting, Louis XIV - magisterially interpreted by New Wave icon and honorary Palme d'Or recipient (Jean-Pierre Léaud) - feels pain in his leg. A serious fever erupts, which marks the beginning of the agony of the greatest King of France. Surrounded by a horde of doctors and his closest counselors who come in turns at his bedside sensing the impending power vacuum, the Sun King struggles to run the country from his bed. Based on extensive medical records and the memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon and other courtiers, The Death of Louis XIV is a wry neoclassical chamber drama, a work of pure magic by Albert Serra, one of today's most singular directors. Winner of Lumiere Awards for Best Actor (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Best Cinematography (Jonathan Ricquebourg). 

  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 26th, 2017
    Movie Release Year: 2016
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Cinema Guild
  • Technical Specs
    Special Features:Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Q&A session with Jean-Pierre Léaud & Albert Serra from NYFF54
    Deleted Scenes
    Theatrical Trailer
    Booklet featuring essay by Jordan Cronk