I haven't seen this 1990 movie but it has been recommended so I'll post the description from youtube. A scene from Axel Corti's "The Kings Whore" starring Timothy Dalton as King Vittorio Amadeo II and Valeria Golino as his mistress Jeanne de Luynes. The scene demonstrates the dilemma of a king - he's surrounded by courtiers who butter him up and always leave the victory to him.
Review at Rotten Tomatoes from whence this synopsis is from.
In 1663, Jeanne de Luynes leaves her home in France to join her husband Alessandro, Count de Verua, in the Italian court at Piedmont. Their happy marriage is soon threatened by the persistent... In 1663, Jeanne de Luynes leaves her home in France to join her husband Alessandro, Count de Verua, in the Italian court at Piedmont. Their happy marriage is soon threatened by the persistent overtures of the King, who is infatuated with the young bride. By sending Alessandro to Spain, the King isolates Jeanne, who is encouraged by Alessandro's own family and the entire court to submit to the King's desires. When even Alessandro seems to encourage the affair, Jeanne feels betrayed and agrees to become the King's mistress. She uses her influence with the King to exact revenge on her husband, his family, and all who have wronged her, and then to influence the course of the Italian government, resulting in a tragic war between Italy and France
Any battle scenes in it?