About

Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum in which the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Superintendant who has been systematically looting the treasury and wants to be prime minister. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand by offering a bribe to Louis' mistress to...

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Directed by

Roberto Rossellini

Written by

Jean Gruault (Writer)
Roberto Rossellini (Writer)
Philippe Erlanger (Writer)

Runtime

90 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

17th century louis xiv

Lists

#521 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?