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La Prise du Pouvoir par Louis XIV


Given the opportunity to turn out a [[Performer~P92880~Sacha Guitry~sachaguitry]]-style spectacle, director [[Performer~P109008~Roberto Rossellini~robertorossellini]] charts his own neorealist course for The Rise of Louis XIV. It's as if a documentary cameraman was let loose in the royal court of the 17th Century Sun King, here played by [[Performer~P55410~Jean-Marie Patte~jeanmariepatte]]. The use of unfamiliar actors in the major roles adds to the film's realism. Though shown to be the product of a...more