THE ROYAL EXCHANGE
Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2018

THE ROYAL EXCHANGE

Directed by Marc Dugain

Info

Director: Marc Dugain
Section: Spotlight
Country: Belgium, France
Year: 2017
PT: L' ÉCHANGE DES PRINCESSES
OT: L' ÉCHANGE DES PRINCESSES
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Anamaria Vartolomei, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Mouchet, Kacey Mottet-Klein
18+

Logline

THE ROYAL EXCHANGE

People come up with the craziest ideas when they need to make peace between two countries. In 1721, French regent Philippe d'Orléans comes up with a grand strategy: Maria Anna Victoria, the four-year-old daughter of the Spanish king, should marry Philippe's 11-year-old son, while Philippe's daughter, age 12, should marry the Spanish heir to the throne, age 14. The deal is made, and the weddings are planned. The exchange is to take place on an island between the two countries. Without consulting the betrothed, however, there is bound to be some emotional turbulence.

Meet the director

THE ROYAL EXCHANGE

Marc Dugain

Marc Dugain was born in Senegal in 1957. He studied political science and became an executive at Proteus Airlines, a job he left after his novel "The Officers' Ward" became a best-seller. He turned to writing and had more than ten books published. More than three million people have read his books, and he has received more than 30 national and international literature prizes. UNE EXÉCUTION ORDINAIRE (2010), with André Dussolier as Josef Stalin, was the first film he directed. Dussolier also had the lead role in Dugain's THE KINDNESS OF WOMEN (2011), which four million viewers saw on France 2. Dugain made his third film in English: THE CURSE OF EDGAR (2013), with Brian Cox in the lead role, was produced by Arte and Planète Canal+. L'ÉCHANGE DES PRINCESSES is an adaptation of a novel by Chantal Thomas.

Credits

Screenplay: Marc Dugain, Chantal Thomas
Original Material: Chantal Thomas
Director of Photography: Gilles Porte
Film Editor: Monica Coleman
Composer: Marc Tomasi
Production Designer: Patrick Dechesne, Alain-Pascal Houssiaux
Costume Design: Fabio Perrone
Sound: Pierre Mertens
Producer: Patrick Andre, Charles Gillibert
Production Company: High Sea Productions
Co-Producer: Geneviève Lemal
Co-Production Company: Scope Pictures
World Sales: Playtime