Angélique and the King
|German title||Angélique and the King|
|Original title||Angélique et le roy|
|Country of production||France , Italy , Germany|
|Age rating||FSK 12|
Pascal Jardin (dialogues)
Angélique and the King (original title: Angélique et le roy ) is a feature film from 1966 directed by Bernard Borderie in a French-German-Italian co-production. The film is the third part of the film series based on the novel Angélique by Anne Golon .
Angélique lives with her husband Philippe de Plessis-Bellieres at the court of Versailles. But Philippe tries to make life difficult for her because Angélique forced him to marry. When she finally wins his love, Philippe dies in the War of Flanders.
The king takes a liking to the young widow, and there is a rumor at court that Angélique might be the king's new favorite. Louis XIV hires Angélique to mediate with the Persian ambassador and gives her court offices. This does not escape the royal mistress, Madame de Montespan . Full of envy, the Montespan tries with the help of the poisoner Voisin to get Angélique out of the way. But since Angélique still has contacts with the Parisian underworld, she and her allies can prevent the machinations of the Montespan.
Angélique refuses to submit to the king and accuses him of being guilty of the death of her first husband, Jeoffrey de Peyrac. Louis XIV tells her that the count is still alive, and Angélique draws new hope. One night Angélique wakes up and sees Jeoffrey standing in front of her bed. This escapes from her and disappears into the darkness. He leaves Angélique crying with desperation, who soon sets out to follow his trail.
In contrast to the novel of the same name, the film Angélique and the King largely omits the power struggle between Angélique and Philippe de Plessis-Bellieres. The film includes numerous authentic historical personalities in its plot, including Madame de Montespan , Louis XIV , La Voisin , Claude de Vin des Œillets and Jean-Baptiste Colbert , as well as the poison affair , a series of poisonings during the reign of Louis XIV a.
After being published on VHS video, the films in the Angélique series have been available in the original French version since 2007 and in German in a five-part DVD / Blu-Ray box since 2012.
In 2013, a new film was made under the title Angélique , based on the first four volumes of the new publication from 2008.
"Continuation of the Angelique series in the usual mixture of pseudo-historical picture book and eroticism, intended to be effective ."
"The mixture of sentimentality, brutality and authoritarian thinking means that the film is not recommended for young people and adults."
- 1968: golden canvas
Other films in the series
- 1964: Angélique ( Angélique, marquise des Anges )
- 1965: Angélique, Part 2 ( Merveilleuse Angélique )
- 1967: Indomitable Angélique ( Indomptable Angélique )
- 1968: Angélique and the Sultan ( Angélique et le sultan )
- Angelica and the King in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Angélique and the King at filmportal.de
- Angélique and the King on cinema.de (with film images)