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João Mário Grilo

O Processo do Rei (The King's Trial)

Edition 1991
90' - 1990 - Drama - Dialogue: Portuguese
Director: João Mário Grilo Composer: Jorge Arriagada With: Carlos Daniel, Aurelle Doazan, Antonino Solmer
In 1640, Alfonso I was the first king of a newly independent Portugal, married to a French princess. The crippled, simple­minded king became the focus of a plot to dethrone him, His wife took part in the scheme when she claimed publicly that he had never consummated their marriage. The pope annihilated the liaison, then the king was imprisoned... Told with the charming calculation reminiscent of Dangerous Liaisons, where smiles conceal scheming intrigues and surface manners are never allowed to disturb the conventions of court, the film is a scathing portrait of avaricious greed.

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Credits

Director

João Mário Grilo

Composer

Jorge Arriagada

With

Carlos Daniel, Aurelle Doazan, Antonino Solmer

Scenario

João Mário Grilo, Daniel Arasse, Jean-Pierre Theillade

Director of Photography

Eduardo Serra

Editor

Rudolfo Wedeles

More information

Dialogue

Portuguese

Countries of production

Portugal

Year

1990

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