The Taking of Power by Louis XIV

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The Taking of Power by Louis XIV
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Produced by Roberto Rossellini
Written by Philippe Erlanger
Jean Gruault
Starring Jean-Marie Patte
Raymond Jourdan
Katharina Renn
Pierre Barrat
Cinematography Georges Leclerc
Edited by Armand Ridel
Release dates
Running time
100 min.
Country France
Language French

The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (French: La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV), also called The Rise of Louis XIV, is a French television film by Italian film director Roberto Rossellini. The film revolves around the French king Louis XIV's rise to power after the death of his powerful advisor, Cardinal Mazarin. To achieve this political autonomy, Louis deals with his mother and the court nobles, all of whom assumed that Mazarin's death would give them all more power.



The Taking of Power by Louis XIV received a DVD release by The Criterion Collection in January 2009.[1]


  1. ^ Criterion. "The Criterion Collection Coming Soon" Retrieved: October 17, 2008.

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