The Escape of Louis XVI 


Paris – June 21st, 1791 – 12:30 am

Louis XVI flees to escape the revolution 


To save his children and his wife, Marie-Antoinette, from the vindictive crowd, King Louis XVI, in bourgeois disguise, flees the Tuileries Palace where he has been held prisoner. But nothing goes to plan. His failed escape ends a year later with the decapitation of the King and Queen of France.

A film by Arnaud Sélignac

Produced by Frédéric Fougea for Boréales & AB Productions 

In association with Télécran

In association with France 2 – France 5 – Planète

With the support of CNC

90 minutes - HD