Terra X: Europe in …

Episode 3: … the Age of Absolutism

We associate the age of absolutism with the star cult around the French Sun King Louis XIV, with Saxony’s splendor and Prussia’s glory, and with baroque splendor and sensuality. But who pays the price for the greed for power? And what is the calculation behind the pompousness? Mirko Drotschmann takes a look behind the glamorous scenes, uncovers clichés and forms his own picture of a world that is often bizarre from today’s perspective.


WRITER: Nina Koshofer, Sabine Klauser     DIRECTOR: Nina Koshofer, Leonard Claus     CAMERA: Torbjörn Karvang, André Götzmann, Jörg Adams, Tobias Sundermann, Bastian Barenbrock, Sebastian Etmer     EDITOR: Marie Wilbers     SOUND: Simone Hartmann, Till Röhlig     MUSIC: Paul Rabiger     COMMISSIONING EDITORS: Claudia Moroni (ZDF), Georg Graffe (ZDF)