The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) 2017

The Death of Louis XIV

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The Death of Louis XIV will frustrate viewers out of sync with its deliberate pace, but those with the patience to settle in may be rewarded with a thoughtful, finely detailed drama.

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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.

Cast & Crew

Jean-Pierre Léaud
Louis XIV
Patrick d'Assumçao
Fagon, le médicin
Marc Susini
Blouin, le valet de chambre
Irène Silvagni
Madame de Maintenon
Bernard Belin
Mareschal, le chirurgien
Albert Serra
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Thierry Lounas
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Jonathan Ricquebourg
Cinematographer
Ariadna Ribas
Film Editor
Albert Serra
Film Editor
Artur Tort
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All Critics (57) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (50) | Rotten (7)

  • Flashes of comedy soon give way to an atmosphere of quiet, inevitable tragedy.

    July 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • One of the most lugubrious movie premises of recent years -- watch King Louis XIV, the Sun King, die slowly, in one dark room, over nearly two hours of screen time -- is here transformed into startling and fresh entertainment.

    July 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • If you like this kind of thing, The Death of Louis XIV is fascinating.

    July 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A masterpiece.

    July 14, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Dying of old age should be the most commonplace thing. This film reveals it to be an extraordinary, eerie spectacle, waiting for all of us. It is Jean-Pierre Laud's finest hour.

    July 12, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • In its own sombre, ritualistic way, the film makes compelling viewing.

    July 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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