The King’s Alley (TV movie)

King’s Alley is a two-part adaptation of Françoise Chandernagor’s novel, directed by Nina Companeez in 1995 .

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Synopsis

Inspired by Françoise Chandernagor’s novel of the same name , this two-part TV movie traces Françoise d’Aubigné’s career as Madame de Maintenon . After having quickly presented his early youth, the story takes shape with his marriage with the satirical poet Paul Scarron , and continues until his prodigious rise to the court of Louis XIV , which she became the morganatic wife in 1683 to the forty-eight years old. The work places particular emphasis on the period when she was the governess of the illegitimate children that Madame de Montespanwith the king, as well as his heated relations with the Marquise, who could not bear to see the King attach himself more and more unreasonably to her. The film ends at the time of his death in Saint-Cyr , April 15, 1719.

Technical sheet

  • French Title: The King’s Alley
  • Director: Nina Companeez
  • Studio: France Television
  • Executive producer: Alain Bessaudou
  • Book: The Alley of the King of Francoise Chandernagor 1
  • Sets: Yves de Marseille
  • Costumes: Thierry Bosquet
  • Picture: Dominique Brahant
  • Sound: Didier Tenin
  • Music: Michel-Richard Delalande , Jean-Baptiste Lully
  • Production Companies: SFP Productions , Ciné Mag Bodard
  • Distribution Company: France Television
  • Country of origin: France
  • Original language: French
  • Genre: History
  • Total duration: 240 minutes
  • Release date: 1995
  • Dvd Release: May 15, 2001

Distribution

  • Dominique Blanc : Françoise d’Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon
  • Didier Sandre : Louis XIV
  • Valentine Varela : Athenais of Montespan
  • Michel Duchaussoy : The poet Scarron
  • Antoine du Merle : Louis-Auguste de Bourbon , Duke of Maine
  • Samuel Labarthe : Louis de Mornay , Marquis de Villarceaux
  • Claude Aufaure : Cabart Spirit of Villermont
  • Annie Sinigalia : Ninon of Lenclos
  • Raphaëline Goupilleau : Bonne d’Heudicourt
  • Barbara Kelsch : Marie Angélique de Fontanges
  • Geneviève Mnich : Madame de Neuillant
  • Nicole Dubois : Madame de Montchevreuil
  • Christian Brendel : Miossens
  • Benoît Allemane : Louvois
  • Jacques Ciron : The abbot of Boisrobert
  • Bernard Musson : The bishop
  • Daniel Mesguich : Bourdaloue
  • Alain Ollivier : Méré
  • Annie Gregorio : The Queen, Maria Theresa of Austria
  • Agathe of La Boulaye : Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie , Duchess of Burgundy, mother of Louis XV

Filming Locations

  • Castle of Versailles
  • Castle of Champs-sur-Marne ( Seine-et-Marne ) 2
  • Castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Castle of Maintenon

Notes and references

  1. ↑ ” The Alley of the King ”  [ archive ] (accessed February 22, 2015 )
  2. ↑ ” Claire Bommelear,” Champs-sur-Marne, French elegance – A high place of cinema “ »  [ archive ] (accessed February 22, 2015 ) }

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