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Les rois maudits 

Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded... See full summary »
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Gilles Béhat Gilles Béhat ...  Charles IV le Bel / ... 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Hélène Duc Hélène Duc ...  Mahaut d'Artois 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean-Luc Moreau Jean-Luc Moreau ...  Guccio Baglioni / ... 6 episodes, 1972-1973
André Luguet ...  Hugues de Bouville 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Piat ...  Robert d'Artois 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Louis Seigner ...  Spinello Tolomeï 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Desailly ...  Narrator / ... 6 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Deschamps Jean Deschamps ...  Charles de Valois 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Catherine Rouvel ...  Béatrice d'Hirson 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Georges Staquet Georges Staquet ...  Lormet 5 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Chevrier ...  Gaucher de Châtillon / ... 4 episodes, 1973
Anne Kreis Anne Kreis ...  Marie de Cressay 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Josep Maria Flotats Josep Maria Flotats ...  Philippe V le Long / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Party Robert Party ...  Louis d'Evreux 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Patrick Préjean Patrick Préjean ...  Pierre de Cressay 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Catherine Rich Catherine Rich ...  Jeanne de Bourgogne / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Guy Saint-Jean Guy Saint-Jean ...  Jean de Cressay 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Henri Virlojeux Henri Virlojeux ...  Le cardinal Duèze / ... 4 episodes, 1972-1973
Benoît Brione Benoît Brione ...  Philippe VI de Valois / ... 3 episodes, 1973
Janine Crispin ...  Dame Eliabel de Cressay / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Geneviève Casile Geneviève Casile ...  Isabelle d'Angleterre 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Pierre Gallon Pierre Gallon ...  Alain de Pareilles 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Monique Lejeune Monique Lejeune ...  Clémence de Hongrie 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Claudine Raffalli Claudine Raffalli ...  Eudeline 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Nogaret Robert Nogaret ...  Louis de Bourbon 3 episodes, 1973
René Roussel René Roussel ...  Jean de Marigny 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Georges Ser Georges Ser ...  Louis X Le Hutin / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Jean Amos Jean Amos ...  Caumont 2 episodes, 1973
Muriel Baptiste Muriel Baptiste ...  Marguerite de Bourgogne 2 episodes, 1972
Claude Brosset Claude Brosset ...  Souastre 2 episodes, 1973
André Falcon André Falcon ...  Enguerrand de Marigny 2 episodes, 1972
Florence Dunoyer Florence Dunoyer ...  Lady le Despenser 2 episodes, 1972-1973
André Haber André Haber ...  Jean de Fiennes 2 episodes, 1973
Michel Favory Michel Favory ...  Miles de Noyer 2 episodes, 1973
Catherine Hubeau Catherine Hubeau ...  Blanche de Bourgogne 2 episodes, 1972
Jean-Pierre Jorris ...  Evard / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Claude Giraud ...  Mortimer 2 episodes, 1973
Françoise Meyruels Françoise Meyruels ...  Angelina 2 episodes, 1973
Antoinette Martin Antoinette Martin ...  Une dame de Parage / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Lombard Robert Lombard ...  Portefruit 2 episodes, 1972
Eric Kruger Eric Kruger ...  Kent 2 episodes, 1973
André Mathis André Mathis ...  Maltravers 2 episodes, 1973
Ghislaine Porret Ghislaine Porret ...  Jeanne 'La boiteuse' / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Yvon Sarray Yvon Sarray ...  Thierry d'Hirson 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Georges Riquier Georges Riquier ...  Eudes de Bourgogne 2 episodes, 1973
William Sabatier ...  Leicester 'Tors-Col' 2 episodes, 1973
Jean Turlier Jean Turlier ...  Kièrez / ... 2 episodes, 1973
Gilles Vidal Gilles Vidal ...  Hugues le Despenser 2 episodes, 1972-1973
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Set during the reigns of the last five kings of the Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded by scandal and intrigue, brings a curse upon his family when he persecutes the Knights Templar. The succession of monarchs that follows leads France and England to the Hundred Years' War. Written by morroviolet

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Even better than I expected!
20 November 2005 | by utena-1See all my reviews

As a Maurice Druon's Rois Maudits fan I got crazy when I read about the 2005 TV series. Then I knew that there was a 1972 series and I got crazy to get it. Well, it was even better than I imagine.

The Rois Maudits collection tells about the curse Jacques the Molay, great master of the Templars, cast on the French King, Philippe IV Le Bel, and his descendants till the 13th generation. Tragedy after tragedy comes over the characters. So an advise: do not love one of them too much, or you can be very sad and very quick!

People must know that it's a play style movie, the actors and actress came from the comédie française and are wonderful at this kind of production. What amazed me most is the fact that even when the character of the book does not fit the person, the actor or actress impersonates it too well that I got convinced that they are the same person at all. One example is Georges Ser, he is Louis X Le Hutin, exactly he is in the book.

The best book made film I ever seen. I can miss one or two scenes, specially those of baby Edward (III) in the first episode, but all is in the correct place and the actors are great. The only real problem is: there are not subtitles. You must know French, or like me, have a poor French but remember all the books and dialogues. Well, I enjoyed, and I recommend!


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21 December 1972 (France) See more »

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