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.
Jeanne de Luynes:
I love you.
Le Roi Vittorio Amadeo: Jeanne. Your son is here. Take him with you. Now. You must leave now. Take him. Now. You must leave now. I can't protect you any longer. You have to leave.