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Jean-Marie Patte in The Taking of Power by Louis XIV

The Taking of Power by Louis XIV

1966 NR

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.