THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV
Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

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Death and suffering don’t spare the mighty, not even absolute monarchs: In August 1715, King Louis XIV., the Sun King, suddenly feels a pain in his leg. He spends the next days in his chambers, running the government as best he can as death gradually draws closer. – An opulent costume film as chamber play, a dance of death for a bedridden autocrat.

tags: Francophone, History, Feature film, Death

Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d’Assumçao, Marc Susini, Irène Silvagni, Bernard Belin

Credits

Screenplay: Albert Serra, Thierry Lounas

Director of Photography: Jonathan Ricquebourg

Film Editor: Ariadna Ribas, Artur Tort, Albert Serra

Production Designer: Sebastian Vogler

Costume Design: Nina Avramovic

Sound: Jordi Ribas

Producer: Thierry Lounas

Production Company: Capricci Films

Co-Production Company: Rosa Filmes, Andergraun Films, Bobi Lux

World Sales: Capricci Films

Director: Albert Serra

biography

Albert Serra was born in Banyoles, Catalonia, in 1975. He studied philosophy and literature, wrote plays and shot videos. His first feature film HONOR DE CAVALLERIA, a loose adaptation of “Don Quixote”, screened at Cannes 2006. HISTÒRIA DE LA MEVA MORT based on the memoirs of Casanova won the Golden Leopard in Locarno 2013 and screened at Munich, as did EL CANT DELS OCELLS 2008.