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

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Dir. Albert Serra, Portugal/France /Spain, 2016, DCP, 115 min.

Acclaimed Catalonian filmmaker Albert Serra’s latest work, The Death of Louis XIV is an adaptation of Saint Simon’s memoirs starring Jean-Pierre Léaud as the sun-King. The cult actor, who has worked with all major directors from the Nouvelle Vague, plays the dying king who cannot move from the Château de Versailles. His wife Madame de Maintenon, his son Louis XV and his doctor Fagon, dread his last breath and try to hide it from the public, to preserve the future of France.