The Rise Of Louis Xiv

  • 1966
  • Movie
  • G
  • Biography

This is Roberto Rossellini's sparse, near-documentary look at the young Sun King (Jean-Marie Patte) and at how he codified and choreographed an empire, framing fashions to ensure absolute obedience. No detail of the artful young king's designs and graces--which culminated in the structured elegance of the court at Versailles--is too small to be more

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