A Jesuit assassin attempts to kill Louis but is killed by D'Artagnan instead. They charge one final time at Louis and his men and are fired upon; their bravery compels the soldiers to close their eyes before firing and all miss. Philippe wasn't Louis's twin brother and his life had never been a secret. The beautiful Christine catches his eye, and since she's engaged to the young Raoul , the king sends Raoul off to war and makes sure he gets killed there. Only has remained with the Musketeers, now serving as their Captain.
Aramis is aware that Louis has a twin brother. It was also notable for being the source of several subsequent. Aramis reveals that the night Louis was born, his mother, , gave birth to twins. The king is hated by the commoners for levying oppressive taxes and for executing them for not paying them. Unknown to many, there is a 2nd king, a twin, hidden at birth, then imprisoned for 6 years behind an iron mask.
And ultimately he doesn't get to enjoy what he wanted either, because Christine is completely miserable with being his mistress, eventually finds out the truth, confronts him - or the man she thinks is him - with her knowledge, and finally commits suicide out of despair. Colbert , the king's trusted adviser, persuades the king to secretly send the second child, Philippe, away to Gascony to be raised by his majesty's dear friend, d'Artagnan , in order to avert a possible civil war later. Byrnes, Depardieu, Malcovich, DiCaprio, and Irons. At least until about halfway through the film. They are firing at not only their own captain, but probably the most famous men in all France besides the king himself.
A 350-year-old French mystery has been unmasked: In his new book, Paul Sonnino, a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, claims he has uncovered the real identity of the mysterious Man in the Iron Mask. Unknown to many, there is a 2nd king, a twin, hidden at birth, then imprisoned for 6 years behind an iron mask. The original serial novel was a sequel to. With the added bonus that the hidden twin had spent his entire life wearing a heavy iron mask, which he flashes to the king from under the decorative gold one to freak him out, along with the Three Musketeers. Philippe orders Louis locked away, placing him in the iron mask, and then names Athos, Porthos and Aramis as his royal counsel. Like the 1998 version, the two aforementioned adaptations were also released through. He was so great as D'Artagnan sp? The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 film adaptation of The Vicomte de Bragelonne 1847-1850 by.
His identity has always been very much speculated on. Phillipe ultimately pardons Louis and allows him to retire to the country in comfortable exile, utterly proving himself the better man. This set-up, easy enough to explain, takes director too long to set up, and there are side plots, such as the king's war against the Jesuits, that will confuse audiences. The English band was named by founder after seeing the film. In the 1929 silent version, starring as D'Artagnan, the King is depicted favorably and the twin brother as a pawn in an evil plot whose thwarting by D'Artagnan and his companions seems more appropriate. John Malcovich was perfect for his role of Athos too. His identity has been an enduring mystery because, throughout his imprisonment, the man's face was hidden by a mask, according to Sonnino.
Thinking that it's a trap they buy what D'Artagnan says, and leaves the tomb and heads back to the Bastille to free Philippe once more. He is gentler and more compassionate than Louis. Privately, Louis follows a hedonistic lifestyle and keeps many mistresses. Louis also orders the assassination of whoever is the secret leader of the French Jesuits, which happens to be Aramis. He also takes on this role to a degree with Phillipe. D'Artagnan shockingly helps them find a back door that leads to out but the Bastille governor and the jailers start approaching the back door.
The anonymous prisoner has since inspired countless stories and legends—writings by Voltaire and Alexandre Dumas helped popularized the myth that his mask was made of iron—yet most historians agree that he existed. Thus another son of his. Aramis knew Porthos would try to commit suicide and sawed through the beam. But Louis, now king and too superstitious to have his brother killed, had Philippe imprisoned instead in the iron mask to keep his identity secret, something Aramis reluctantly carried out. The tombstone of D'Artagnan has an iron mask imprint chiseled upon it by his friends Philippe saying earlier that due to his secret, D'Artagnan was the real man in the iron mask. .
He was then abducted and substituted with this brother by the Musketeers. Instead, Louis orders his chief adviser Pierre executed for distributing the rotten food despite the fact that Louis earlier ordered him to do so , and orders that all rioters are to be shot from now on. But then Raoul arrives and informs his father he has been recalled to his regiment because he believes Louis desires Christine. Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. He played both roles of Louis bad king and Phillipe good king so diversely! Philippe is rescued by the musketeers, who break into the sleeping Louis's chamber and imprison him in the mask.
He kisses the tavern girls goodbye and goes into the barn to hang himself. After all of that King Louis sentences Philippe back to the Bastille and of course back into the iron mask, and orders D'Artagnan to hunt down and kill Porthos, Athos and Aramis. The three musketeers are cast with big names Irons, Malkovich, Depardieu but to my surprise the picture is stolen by Gabriel Byrne, who has the most charisma and is the most convincing. Vaux-le-Vicomte, the prototype for Versailles, was historically built for , for Louis XlV. A small funeral is held for D'Artagnan, where Philippe admits to Athos that he has come to love him like a father, which Athos reciprocates. There were rumours about this mysterious masked prisoner during his lifetime, and many written records do declare his existence.
Athos brands him a traitor and threatens him with death should they ever meet again. Finally the 1998 film shows a clear inspiration from the biblical story of and in dealing with Raoul's fate, which lacks in the novel. Meanwhile, the peasants of Paris are starving and a food riot begins. Philippe was the founder of the , a of the. In real life, Louis spent most of his reign waging war, never changing his ways - as well as persecuting religious minorities such as the Huguenots and Jansenists - and the utter mess he left France in is generally considered to be one of the ultimate causes of the French Revolution. Apparently, the Man in the Iron Mask was refined, was served fine food, was musically talented and received no visitors. King Louis is king of Paris, France, set in 1681 Louis had his guards lock Philippe away forever.