Vatel (movie)

Vatel is a Franco-British-Belgian film directed by Roland Joffé , released in 2000 . It tells the efforts of François Vatel , butler of the house Condé, to restore the good graces of King Louis XIV on his master.

Synopsis

The film evokes the last days of the cook François Vatel , maitre d’hôtel of Prince Louis II of Bourbon-Condé , at the castle of Chantilly .

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Technical sheet

  • Title: Vatel
  • Director: Roland Joffé
  • Scenario: Jeanne Labrune and Tom Stoppard
  • Producers: Patrick Bordier , Alain Goldman , Roland Joffe , Timothy Burrill (co-producer) and Catherine Morisse (associate producer)
  • Production: Caption Companies, Gaumont, Canal +, Nomad Films, TF1 Films Production and Timothy Burrill Productions
  • Music: Ennio Morricone
  • Photography: Robert Fraisse
  • Editing: Noëlle Boisson
  • Artistic direction: Louise Marzaroli
  • Sets: Cecilia Montiel and Jean Rabasse
  • Digital Visual Effects: The House
  • Graphic designer Visual effects Bruno Maillard , Eve Ramboz
  • Costumes: Yvonne Sassinot from Nesle
  • Country of origin: France – United Kingdom – Belgium
  • Language: English
  • Format: Colors – Dolby Digital
  • Genre: Drama
  • Duration: 103 minutes
  • Release date: 2000

Distribution

  • Gérard Depardieu (VF: himself ) : François Vatel
  • Uma Thurman (VF: Odile Cohen ) : Anne de Montausier
  • Tim Roth (VF: Thibault de Montalembert ) : Marquess of Lauzun
  • Timothy Spall (VF: Hervé Pierre ) : Gourville
  • Julian Glover (VF: Philippe Laudenbach ) : Prince of Condé
  • Julian Sands (VF: Samuel Labarthe ) : Louis XIV
  • Murray Lachlan Young  ( VF: Laurent Natrella ) : Philippe d’Orléans
  • Hywel Bennett (VF: Philippe Magnan ) : Colbert
  • Richard Griffiths (VF: Marc Dudicourt ) : Dr. Bourdelot
  • Arielle Dombasle (VF: herself ) : Princess of Condé
  • Marine Delterme (VF: Isabelle Mangini ) : Athenais of Montespan
  • Filipino Leroy-Beaulieu (VF: Muriel Mayette ) : Duchess of Longueville
  • Jerome Pradon : Marquis of Effiat
  • Féodor Atkine (VF: himself ) : Alcalet
  • Nathalie Cerda : Queen Marie Therese
  • Emilie Ohana: Louise of the Vallière
  • Sébastien Davis: Demaury
  • Natacha Koutchoumov : servant of Anne de Montausier

Around the film

  • The film premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival
  • Filming locations :
    • Castle of Voisins ( Saint-Hilarion – Yvelines )
    • castle of Maisons-Laffitte ( Yvelines )
    • Castle Chantilly ( Oise )
    • Castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte
    • Castle of Champlatreux 1
    • Saint Cloud Park
    • Potager du Dauphin
    • Golden Gallery of the Hotel de Toulouse ( Paris )
    • Courtyard of the Carnavalet Hotel ( Paris )

Anachronisms

There are two musical anachronisms in this film whose action takes place in 1671:

  • when fireworks played in the gardens of the Château de Chantilly, the orchestra plays the Music for the Royal Fireworks by Handel , who was born in 1685 and who composed the music in 1749;
  • we also hear the character played by Arielle Dombasle sing Sacred Temple, tranquil stay … from the opera Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau , who was born in 1683 and who composed the music in 1733.

It should also be known that the film imbues in his scenario of the events that took place in 1661, during the festivities given by Fouquet to his castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte , as the invention of the whipped cream .

Distinctions

  • Caesar of the best decorations in 2001

Notes and references

  1. ↑ Official website of Castle Champlâtreux – Conferences  [ archive ]

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