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by Albert Serra


The story gets under way when Louis XIV gets an agonising pain in his leg upon his return from a hunt. A fortnight later, he is bedridden in Versailles. This is the start of the long, drawn-out death throes of France’s greatest king, who must also organise his successor as he is surrounded by his faithful followers: his doctor, his favourite Marquise of Maintenon, his surgeon and his top manservant.

international title: Last Days of Louis XIV
original title: La Mort de Louis XIV
country: France, Spain, Portugal
sales agent: Capricci Films
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Albert Serra
film run: 105'
release date: FR 2/11/2016, ES 25/11/2016
screenplay: Albert Serra, Thierry Lounas
cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao, Irène Silvagni, Bernard Belin, Marc Susini
cinematography by: Jonathan Ricquebourg
producer: Thierry Lounas
production: Capricci Films, Andergraun Films, Rosa Filmes, Bobi Lux
backing: Région Aquitaine Limousin Poutou-charentes, Région des Pays de la Loire, Département de la Dordogne, CNC, República Portuguesa - Cultura, ICA, Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals, Agence Régionale Ecla, Arte COFINOVA 12, Ciné+, Kino Filmes, RTP Rádio e Televisão Portuguesa, Televisió de Catalunya
distributor: Capricci Films, Capricci Cine