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      The Taking of Power by Louis XIV

      1966 1h 35m Biography List
      Reviews Filmmaking legend Roberto Rossellini brings his passion for realism and unerring eye for the everyday to this portrait of the early years of the reign of France's Sun King, and in the process, he reinvents the costume drama. The death of chief minister Cardinal Mazarin, the construction of the palace at Versailles, the extravagant meals of the royal court: all are recounted with the same meticulous quotidian detail that Rossellini brought to his contemporary portraits of postwar Italy. Read More Read Less

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      Eve Tushnet Patheos It's funny in a low-key way, and the scene with all the nobles watching the king eat or reject foods is memorable, but in the end I don't know that I needed to see this. Aug 15, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Filmmaking legend Roberto Rossellini brings his passion for realism and unerring eye for the everyday to this portrait of the early years of the reign of France's Sun King, and in the process, he reinvents the costume drama. The death of chief minister Cardinal Mazarin, the construction of the palace at Versailles, the extravagant meals of the royal court: all are recounted with the same meticulous quotidian detail that Rossellini brought to his contemporary portraits of postwar Italy.
      Director
      Roberto Rossellini
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Runtime
      1h 35m