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

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

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Critic Consensus: 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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August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the start of the slow agony of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

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Bernard Belin
as Mareschal
Jacques Henric
as Le Tellier
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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…

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 Léaud'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…

Time and gangrene wait for no man, even if he is the eighteenth century's most powerful ruler.

July 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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