Vatel (2000)

In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the steward, Vatel, a man of honor, talent, and low birth. The prince is craven in his longing for stature: no task is too menial or dishonorable for him to give Vatel. While Vatel tries to sustain dignity, he finds himself attracted to Anne de Montausier, the king's newest mistress. In Vatel, she finds someone who's authentic, living out his principles within the casual cruelties of court politics. Can the two of them escape unscathed?

Directing:
  • Roland Joffé

Writing:
  • Jeanne Labrune

Stars:
Release Date: 2000-05-01
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  • Country: BE, FR, GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 125
Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
Gourville
Tim Roth
Tim Roth
Marquis de Lauzun
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griff...
Dr. Bourdelot
Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
Anne de Montausier
Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depard...
Francois Vatel
Féodor Atkine
Féodor Atkine
Alcalet
Julian Sands
Julian Sands
Louis XIV
Julian Glover
Julian Glover
Prince de Conde
Arielle Dombasle
Arielle Domba...
Princess de Conde
Hywel Bennett
Hywel Bennett
Colbert
Marine Delterme
Marine Delter...
Athenais de Montespan
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu
Philippine Le...
Duchesse de Longueville
Nathalie Cerda
Nathalie Cerd...
Königin Marie-Therese
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