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The Taking of Power by Louis XIV

1966 Rated NR 1hr 34m

Jean-Marie Patte stars as the flamboyant Louis XIV, the "Sun King" of 17th-century France, in this historical drama from acclaimed director Roberto Rossellini. When chief minister Cardinal Mazarin (Silvagni) perishes, young Louis begins his ascent to power. Filled with tales of intrigue, betrayal and decadence, this biographical film co-stars Raymond Jourdan, Katharina Renn, Dominique Vincent and Françoise Ponty.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; cast and crew interviews.