THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV

THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV

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A film by Albert Serra

Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud

Pre-Order: Ships September 26, 2017

2017 | 118 minutes | 2.35:1
French Dolby Digital 5.1 | English Subtitles



    Synopsis

    Versailles, August 1715. Back from hunting, Louis XIV - magisterially interpreted by New Wave icon and honorary Palme dOr recipient Jean-Pierre Léaud (The 400 Blows) - 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.


    Special Features

    Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Jean-Pierre Léaud & Albert Serra Q&A at NYFF54
    Deleted Scenes
    Theatrical Trailer
    Booklet featuring essay by Jordan Cronk



    Film Reviews

    "A mesmerizing elegy."
    Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

    "An instant classic."
    Filmmaker Magazine


    Trailer


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