The King's Trial (1990)

01/19/1990 (PT) Drama 1h 31m
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At the time Portugal presented a strange spectacle to the rest of Europe. D. Afonso VI, son of the fortunate D. João de Bragança, was in possession of the throne and was an insane imbecile. His wife, daughter of the Duke of Nemours and cousin of Louis XIV, dared hatch a plot to oust her husband from the throne. The king's stupidity justified the queen's bravado. Despite being master of unusual strength and having slept with his wife for a long time, she accused him of being impotent. Marie Françoise had acquired through artfulness what Afonso had lost in anger in the kingdom. She had him imprisoned ( November 1667 ) and quickly obtained a papal bull from Rome to confirm her virginity and bless her marriage to her brother-in-law Pedro. Portugal's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990.

  1. João Mário Grilo

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Daniel Arasse


  3. Colin Thiele


Top Billed Cast

  1. Carlos Daniel

    D. Afonso VI

  2. Aurelle Doazan

    D. Maria Francisca de Saboia

  3. Antonino Solmer

    D. Pedro, Infante de Portugal

  4. Nuno Carinhas

    Marquis of Sande

  5. Manuela Cassola

    Manuela Cassola

    Nun in Convent

  6. Ruy de Carvalho

    Ruy de Carvalho

    Doctor Martim dos Reis

  7. Suzana Borges

    Suzana Borges

    Joana de Almeida

  8. João Mário Grilo

    João Mário Grilo


  9. Isabel Alves de Carvalho

    Josefa de Óbidos

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The King's Trial

Original Title O Processo do Rei

Status Released

Original Language Portuguese

Budget -

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