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Vatel

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Original title
Vatel
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Jeanne Labrune (Adaptation: Tom Stoppard)
Music
Ennio Morricone
Cinematography
Robert Fraisse
Cast
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Producer
Co-production GB-France
Genre
Drama | Costume Drama. Historical. 17th Century. Biography. Cooking
Synopsis / Plot
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?
Awards
2000: Nominated for Oscar: Best Art Direction
2000: César: Best diseño of producción. 2 Nominations
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