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THE KING IS DANCING
aka LE ROI DANSE


Year: 2000
UK: Cinefrance
Cast: Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral, Tcheky Karyo, Colette Emmanuelle, Cecile Bois, Claire Keim, Johan Leysen, Idwig Stephane, Emil Tarding, Jacques François, Caroline Veyt, Ingrid Rouif, Veronique Maille, Michel Alexandre, Philippe Brizard, Alain Eloy, Serge Feuillard, Valerie Gabriel, Pierre Londiche, Guy Pion, Jean-Marc Piquemal
Director: Gerard Corbiau
Countries: Belgium / France / Germany
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 113 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains moderate sex and some violence
UK Release Date: 5 July 2002

Synopsis

Set in 17th century France during the reign of King Louis XIV, THE KING IS DANCING follows the rise of the king (played by Benoît Magimel), from a shy monarch to the powerful Sun King through dancing. The period drama extravaganza by director Gerard Corbiau is recounted in flashback by the court composer, Lully (Boris Terral), who in conjunction with the poet / playwright Moliere (Tcheky Karyo) devised the lavishly stylised and highly choreographed ballets that the prince took the lead role in and made him famous for cementing his hold on France despite internal instability within his country.










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