Louis, child king

Louis, enfant roi is a French film directed by Roger Planchon , released in cinemas on April 20, 1993 .

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The film follows the events of the Fronde from 1648 to 1652 with precision while remaining very theatrical (Planchon being a man of theater). The story is presented through the role of Philip (brother of the king), both protagonist and narrator of the story.

Synopsis

January 1649: since the death of his father, the young Louis XIV must make the hard training of royal power. He has to face the intrigues of the great ones of the kingdom who lead the Fronde , with the agreements and betrayals of his relatives. He is helped in this by his mother Anne of Austria and by Mazarin.

Technical sheet

  • Director: Roger Planchon
    • st assistant director: Gilbert Guichardière
    • e assistant: Anne Soisson
  • Sets: Ezio Frigerio
  • Costumes: Franca Squarciapino
  • Photography: Gerard Simon
  • Music: Jean-Pierre Fouquey , Jean-Baptiste Lully
  • Editing: Isabelle Devinck
  • General Manager: Jean-Marc Deschamps
  • Director: Hervé Ruet
  • Assistant Supervisor: Alain Mougenot
  • Script: Roger Planchon
  • Production: Margaret Ménégoz , Les Films du Losange
  • Production Manager: Marc Maurette
  • Country: France
  • Genre: Historical drama
  • Duration: 160 minutes (2:40)
  • Release date :
    • France –

Distribution

  • Maxime Mansion : Louis XIV
  • Jocelyn Quivrin : Philippe, Duke of Anjou
  • Paolo Graziosi : Mazarin
  • Carmen Maura : Anne of Austria
  • Hervé Briaux : Gaston of Orleans
  • Serge Dupire : The Great Condé
  • Régis Royer : Conti
  • Michèle Laroque : the Duchess of Longueville
  • Aurélien Recoing : Gondi, coadjutor of Retz
  • Isabelle Gélinas : the Duchess of Châtillon
  • Brigitte Catillon : the Duchess of Chevreuse
  • Irina Dalle : The Great Miss
  • Carlo Brandt : François de La Rochefoucauld
  • Roger Planchon : a servant, a piss pot attendant
  • Marcel Bozonnet : the ghost of Louis XIII
  • Laurent Gamelon : Descouches
  • Maurice Barrier : François de Comminges, Count of Guitaut
  • Vanessa Wagner : Charlotte de Chevreuse
  • Isabelle Renauld : Madame de Beauvais
  • Max Vialle : Valot
  • Elodie Frenck : the maid with big feet
  • Michèle Gleizer : Madame de Noirols
  • Thierry Bosc : Turenne

Awards

  • Selected at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993.
  • Golden Camera 300 at the 1994 Manaki Brothers Festival .

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