The Royal Exchange
L'Echange des princesses

A film by Marc Dugain

2017 Belgium, France - Historical Drama


In 1721, the Regent of France, wanting to seal the peace with Spain, offers to the Spanish King, a marriage between their respective heirs: Louis XV, age 11, and Maria Anna Victoria, the 4-year-old Spanish infanta. The Regent of France also offers to marry his daughter, Mademoiselle de Montpensier, 12, to the Prince of Asturias, the 14-year-old heir apparent to the Spanish throne. Madrid responds enthusiastically to both proposals, and the ceremonies are promptly organized. The exchange of the princesses is to take place with great pomp on a small island, in the river bordering the two countries. Everything has been done to expect the best of the children, but nothing will proceed as planned.

  • cast

    • Lambert Wilson (Philip V, King of Spain)
    • Olivier Gourmet (Regent of France)
  • crew

    • Producers
    • Patrick André
    • Charles Gillibert (High Sea Productions)
    • Geneviève Lemal (Scope Pictures)
    • Screenwriters
    • Marc Dugain
    • Chantal Thomas
    • From the novel by
    • Chantal Thomas (L'échange des princesses)
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 100'
    • Ratio
    • Scope
    • Format
    • DCP
    • Sound
    • 5.1
    • Language
    • French

screenings in festivals & markets


Domestic release :
December 27, 2017 (Ad Vitam)