PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama
The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?
Louis XIV did have a brother named Philippe, but he was not a twin. He was several years younger, a flamboyant homosexual, and had the title Duc d'Orleans. In the source novel by Alexandre Dumas, both Philippe the fictional twin and Philippe d'Orleans appear as ... ...
For my country, for my king, I brought peace with your life and with my soul.
Though Louis XIV is in his twenties in the film, there is a bronze statue of him on a horse that was sculpted when he was much older. The statue now stands in the courtyard of Versailles.
$17,271,450 (USA) (15 March 1998)