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UNDER SUSPICION

UNDER SUSPICION

Stephen HOPKINS

Country : United states

VATEL
Out of Competition Opening film

VATEL

Directed by : Roland JOFFE

Country : FRANCE Length : 117 minutes

Synopsis

Château du Prince de Condé, late April 1671. François Vatel is the faithfull and devoted valet of the proud but ageing and ruined Prince of Condé who wants to regain his place near his king, Louis XIV. To do so, Condé puts the future of his house in the hands of Vatel taking upon himself the enormous responsability of inviting the entire court of Versailles. The festivities are programmed to last three days and three nights, and they must be dazzling. Vatel imagines extremely elaborated menus and real theatrics of which the king is known to be fond. In this midst of the bustle, Vatel bows before Anne de Montausier, coveted by the king himself and by Lauzun. Anne's heart has remained closed to all, but now she offers herself to Vatel. The festivities are now almost at an end. Judging by the

Credits

Roland JOFFE - Director

Jeanne LABRUNE - Script / Dialogue

Tom STOPPARD - Script / Dialogue

Robert FRAISSE - Cinematography

Ennio MORICONNE - Music

Noëlle BOISSON - Film Editor

Jean RABASSE - Set decorator

Casting

Gérard DEPARDIEU - François Vatel

Timothy SPALL - Gourville

Uma THURMAN - Anne de Montausier

Tim ROTH - Marquis de Lauzun

Hywel BENNETT - Colbert

Arielle DOMBASLE - Princesse de Condé

Richard GRIFFITHS - Docteur Bourdelot

Murray LACHLAN YOUNG - Monsieur

Julian GLOVER - Prince de Condé

Film poster © DR

Out of Competition Released on Roland JOFFE

VATEL

Château du Prince de Condé, late April 1671. François Vatel is the faithfull and devoted valet of the proud but ageing and ruined Prince of Condé who...
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