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THE ROYAL EXCHANGE

by Marc Dugain

synopsis

In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King, a marriage between their respective heirs: Louis XV, age 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4-year-old Spanish infant. The Regent of France also offers to marry his daughter, Mademoiselle de Montpensier, 12, to the Prince of Asturias, the 14-year-old heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Madrid responds enthusiastically to both proposals, and the ceremonies are promptly organized. The exchange of the princesses is to take place with great pomp on a small island, in the river bordering the two countries. Everything has been done to expect the best of the children, but nothing will proceed as planned.

international title: The Royal Exchange
original title: L'Échange des princesses
country: Belgium, France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Marc Dugain
film run: 100'
release date: FR 20/12/2017, ES 13/07/2018
screenplay: Marc Dugain, Chantal Thomas
cast: Lambert Wilson, Kacey Mottet Klein, Andréa Ferréol, Olivier Gourmet, Maya Sansa, Gwendolyn Gourvenec, Anamaria Vartolomei, Catherine Mouchet, Patrick Descamps, Vincent Londez, Thomas Mustin, Igor Van Dessel, Alice D'Hauwe, Didier Sauvegrain, Juliane Lepoureau, Jonas Wertz
cinematography by: Gilles Porte
film editing: Monica Coleman
art director: Patrick Dechesne, Alain-Pascal Housiaux
costumes designer: Fabio Perrone
producer: Patrick André, Genevieve Lemal
co-producer: Julien Loeffler, Stefan Riesser, Fabrice Smadja
production: High Sea Productions, Scope Pictures, France 3 Cinéma
backing: Canal+, Ciné+, Wallimage, Sofica Cofinova, SofiTVciné
distributor: Ad Vitam, Surtsey Films