"We are told that our kings spent in a mad lavish way
That they took all our money but not our advice
But when they built palaces so fabulously nice
Weren’t they putting our money aside for a rainy day?"
These are the opening words of Royal Affairs at Versailles (or If Versailles were told to me), the motion picture Sacha Guitry created and that was shot at the palace of Versailles in 1953.
The film, which traces Versailles' history from its origins to the French Revolution, is a product of the immediate postwar period's special context.
Distributeur : Editions René Chateau
Réalisation: Sacha Guitry