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
themoviedb icon 6.0/10
  • Country: BE, FR, GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 125
  • Budget: $35,000,000
Tim Roth
Tim Roth
Marquis de Lauzun
Julian Sands
Julian Sands
Louis XIV
Marine Delterme
Marine Delter...
Athenais de Montespan
Arielle Dombasle
Arielle Domba...
Princess de Conde
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu
Philippine Le...
Duchesse de Longueville
Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
Gourville
Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depard...
Francois Vatel
Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
Anne de Montausier
Julian Glover
Julian Glover
Prince de Conde
Hywel Bennett
Hywel Bennett
Colbert
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griff...
Dr. Bourdelot
Féodor Atkine
Féodor Atkine
Alcalet
Nathalie Cerda
Nathalie Cerd...
Königin Marie-Therese
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