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The Rise of Louis XIV

The Rise of Louis XIV

A Feature film by Roberto Rossellini

Produced by O.R.T.F.

Release in France : 08/10/1966

    Synopsis

    1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant who's been systematically looting the treasury and wants to be prime minister. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power; he overplays his hand, offering a bribe to Louis's mistress to be his ally. She reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, we see Louis exercising the power of the sun.

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    O.R.T.F.

    French distribution :

    Inter France Distribution (IFD)

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    Full credits (8)

    Assistant Director :

    Renzo Rossellini

    Directors of Photography :

    Georges Leclerc, Jean-Louis Picavet

    Production Manager :

    Pierre Gout

    Assistant editor :

    Huguette Cheltiel

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Erlanger, Jean Gruault

    Sound Recordist :

    Jacques Gayet

    Editor :

    Armand Ridel

    Costume designer :

    Christiane Coste

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Historical

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1966

    French release :

    08/10/1966

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    32438

    Visa issue date :

    09/11/1966

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.33

    Audio format :

    Mono