R | | Drama, History, Romance
Set in the seventeenth century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.
John Malkovich turned down the lead role.
Le Roi Vittorio Amadeo:
You've been very cruel.
Jeanne de Luynes: Not on purpose.
Le Roi Vittorio Amadeo: You've shown people what it is to be happy. Both of you. I like your husband. He's embarrassed, but he's trying not to show it.
Le Roi Vittorio Amadeo: You show people how much he has to lose. Which makes me wonder does he have the ...
Jeanne de Luynes: ...