World soundtrack awards
La Mort de Louis XIV
Archived: La Mort de Louis XIV (2016)

director: Albert Serra

composer: Marc Verdaguer
With: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Bernard Belin, Philippe Crespeau, a.o.

duration: 115 minutes
On the Edge , Biography, War

Official Selection - Global Cinema
Film Fest Gent - La Mort de Louis XIV

August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the start of the slow agony of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

The last days of king Louis XIV enthrallingly captured by Albert Serra and brilliantly interpreted by French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud. "It struck me as a modest yet profound contemplation of mortality and history, and perhaps the most beautiful film seen in Cannes this year." (Sight & Sound)


director: Albert Serra
composer: Marc Verdaguer
producer: Capricci Films
screenplay: Thierry Lounas, Albert Serra
Editor: Ariadna Ribas, Albert Serra, Artur Tort
Cinematography: Jonathan Ricquebourg
sound: Jordi Ribas & Anne Dupouy

More info

dialogue: French
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Portugal - France
year: 2016


ALBERT SERRA: Crespià, the film not the village (2003), Quixotic/Honor de Cavelleria (2006), Rússia (2007, short), L'alto arrigo (2008, short), Birdsong (2008), Bauçà (2009, short), Lectura d'un poema (2010, short), Els noms de Crist (2010), The Lord Worked Wonders in Me (2011), 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (2011), Cuba Libre (2013, short), Story of My Death (2013), La mort de Louis XIV (2016).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

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