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The taking of power by Louis XIV [videorecording] = La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV / scénario de Philippe Erlanger ; adaptation et dialogues de Jean Gruault ; un film Roberto Rossellini.

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Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield DVD Taking (Text) 78292000285153 Foreign Language DVD Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]

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General Note: Originally produced for television in 1966.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Cinematographers, Georges Leclerc, Jean-Louis Picavet ; editor, Armand Ridel ; costume designer, Christiane Coste ; produced by Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française.
Participant or Performer Note: Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, Silvagni, Katharina Renn, Dominique Vincent, Pierre Barrat, Fernand Fabre, Françoise Ponty, Joelle Laugeois.
Summary, etc.: Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, who wants to be prime minister and is looting the treasury. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercising power and overplays his hand. Louis' mistress reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, Louis exercises the power of the sun.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 1.0 mono.
Language Note: French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715 > Drama.
Château de Versailles (Versailles, France) > Drama.
Intrigue > France > Drama.

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