Plot & Details
Given the opportunity to turn out a Sacha Guitry-style spectacle, director Roberto Rossellini charts his own neorealist course for The Rise of Louis XIV. It's as if a documentary cameraman was let loose in the royal court of the 17th Century Sun King, here played by Jean-Marie Patte. The use of unfamiliar actors in the major roles adds to the film's realism. Though shown to be the product of a decadent lifestyle, Louis is depicted as being trapped by his royalty, forced in spite of himself to be a raconteur and trendsetter. The Rise of Louis XIV was one of several innovative films made for French television by the Italian Rossellini.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Drama,Epic and Historical
- Run Time: 100min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 11/28/2004
- DVD Release Date: 01/13/2009
- Distributor(s): Office Du Radiodiffusion Television Francise
- Director(s): Roberto Rossellini
- Starring: Scott Caan , Jean-Marie Patte , Jeff Goldblum , Raymond Jourdan , Shawn Hatosy
- Themes: Rise To Power,Crowned Heads
- Tone: Intimate,Matter-of-Fact,Stylized,Tense,Elegant
- Keywords: France, aristocracy, corruption, eccentric, gigolo, history, king, noble, reputation
- Language: French