Vatel (2000) - Details


Some men are too noble to live among aristocracy. The year is 1671. Louis XIV rules at Versailles. But in the West of France, one province is out of favor-and on the verge of ruin. Prince de Condé has come up with a plan to get his province out of debt, to invite the king to his chateau for a weekend of spectacle and merriment. If all goes well, the royal coffers will open, and his region can avoid economic disaster. The whole plan rests on the one man who can deliver the sumptuous food, elaborate entertainment and all-out decadence fit for this king - Vatel.