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PG-13| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
The year is 1671. King Louis XIV rules at Versailles. In the North of France, Prince de Conde has come up with a plan to get his province out of debt: he'll invite the King to his country chateau for a weekend of spectacle and merriment. If he can get back in the King's good graces, his region can avoid economic disaster.

Cast: Gérard Depardieu , Uma Thurman , Tim Roth , Julian Glover , Julian Sands , Timothy Spall , Arielle Dombasle , Hywel Bennett

Director: Roland Joffé

Genres: Historical drama, Romance

Distributor: Miramax Films

Vatel (2000)

Release Date: February 23rd, 2001|1 hr. 57 min.

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  • 10
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This putrid dish marks a new low for director Roland Joffe. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The satire is surprisingly tepid. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Too much chaos, not enough heart. Bad for the digestion. show more

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