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Biography Drama Rated: All (G)19661h 30mOn: The Criterion Channel Country: France

Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum in which the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Superintendant who has been systematically looting the treasury and wants to be prime minister. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand by offering a bribe to Louis' mistress to be his ally. She reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, we see Louis exercizing the power of the sun.The Taking of Power by Louis XIV featuring Jean-Marie Patte and Raymond Jourdan is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel. It's a biography and drama movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (1,514 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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#4,082 Ranked Movie

#276 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#359 Ranked in History Movies

#374 Ranked in Biography Movies

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