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The King is Dancing

A Feature film by Gérard Corbiau

Produced by K-Star

Release in France : 06/12/2000

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Foreign production companies :

RTL TVI Belgique, K2 Productions, MMC Movies Köln GmbH

French distribution :

Fox France

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

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TF1 International

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At the age of 14, Louis XIV knows that he’ll rule France one day, but he also knows that everything will be done to prevent this from happening. It gives him a complex.
Through dance, at which the young king excels, and through the music he creates for him, Lully, the royal composer, reveals the boy’s true nature to himself and to society at large.
Thanks to these compositions and choreographies conceived to highlight his splendor, Louis bursts from his cocoon, the fully-fledged Sun King. Dancing, the royal being transcends its humanity; he becomes the Ideal Being, God on Earth… In him and through him, the State acquires a timeless, sacred, absolute rightness…
Lully and his companion, Molière, are the two great orchestrators of this ballet performed on a royal scale. They’re the king’s magicians; Lully is his voice and, to a great extent, his soul.
He adores the king with an intense, platonic infatuation that guides and governs him to his death. Lully believes the King cannot do without him. This delusion is his downfall, and Lully, after Molière, sinks into oblivion…

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Dominique Janne

Screenwriters :

Andrée Corbiau, Gérard Corbiau, Ève de Castro, Didier Decoin, Philippe Beaussant

Sound Recordist :

Henri Morelle

Editors :

Ludo Troch, Philippe Ravoet

Production Designer :

Hubert Pouille

Sales agent :

Perrine Tézé

Assistant Director :

Boris Van Gils

Director of Photography :

Gérard Simon

Press Attachés (film) :

Karine Ménard, Laurence Granec

Continuity supervisor :

Patrick Aubrée

Costume designers :

Olivier Bériot, Joséphine Gracia

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Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Belgium, Germany

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Majority French (France, Belgium, Germany)

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Runtime :

1 h 48 min

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Dolby SRD