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The King's Way (novel)

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Wikipedia article

'The King's Way' is a novel by the French author Franoise Chandernagor first published in 1981. It is the story of Franoise d'Aubign, marquise de Maintenon, who in the 17th century was almost the queen of France. It follows her destiny, from her birth in a prison in Nirot and her poor childhood, to a marriage to a disabled poet, and her life in the court of Louis XIV, king of France, where she became his companion and finally his wife.

The film

The TV-film with the same title was released in French in 1996. It has a playtime of 4 hours.[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112326/ IMDB datasheet]

Director: Nina Companez

Writers: Franoise Chandernagor (novel), Nina Companez

Stars: Dominique Blanc, Mauricio Buraglia and Didier Sandre


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