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?

Vatel Viooz
Viooz Score: 6.2/10 from 121 votes
Release Date: 2000-05-01
Status: Released
Run time: 125 min / 2:5
Production Studio : Canal+
Production Countries: Belgium, France, United Kingdom

Vatel Casts

Gérard Depardieu
as Francois Vatel
Uma Thurman
as Anne de Montausier
Tim Roth
as Marquis de Lauzun
Timothy Spall
as Gourville
Julian Glover
as Prince de Conde
Julian Sands
as Louis XIV
Murray Lachlan Young
as Philippe d`Orleans
Hywel Bennett
as Colbert
Richard Griffiths
as Dr. Bourdelot
Arielle Dombasle
as Princess de Conde
Marine Delterme
as Athenais de Montespan
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu
as Duchesse de Longueville
Féodor Atkine
as Alcalet
Nathalie Cerda
as Königin Marie-Therese
Natacha Koutchoumov
James Thiérrée
Dominique Frot

Vatel Crew

Art Françoise Benoît-Fresco Set Decoration
Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
Camera Robert Fraisse Director of Photography
Directing Roland Joffé Director
Production Roland Joffé Producer
Production Karen Lindsay-Stewart Casting
Art Cecilia Montiel Production Design
Editing Noëlle Boisson Editor
Art Jean Rabasse Production Design
Production Alain Goldman Producer
Production Gérard Moulévrier Casting
Writing Jeanne Labrune Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle Costume Design