Hist. Fiction
 •Royal Affaires in Versailles (Si Versailles m'était conté)
 •Le Roi Danse
 Discuss. Group





The best elements of this outstanding film are the opulent costuming and production design. Indeed, the culmination to the King's entertainment is a sensational "live event" that is itself an eye-popping spectacle within a spectacle. Depardieu gives a bravura performance as the over-worked, hard-pressed and self-sacrificing major domo struggling to make his boss look good on a shoestring budget.

That film is not very "historical" as many details are missed or replaced by "better-looking-ones", but I would recommend that film to everybody who is interested in Louis XIV age. Although the costumes have an "oriental-touch" and history didn't let us to know much about Vatel (so everything you see about him in that film is fiction), but the film is very very very beautiful and will make every 17th-century-admirer happy.


Louis XIV    

    Julian Sands


    Murray Lachlan young

Marie-Therese (Queen)    

    Nathalie Cerda


Anne de Montausier    

    Uma Thurman

Prince de Conde    

    Julian Glover

Marquis de Lauzun    

    Tim Roth


    Emilie Ohana

Athenais de Montespan    

    Marine Delterme


© Elena Steingrad     2000 -

the image of Louis XIV in the menu is taken from PC-Game "Versailles II" created by Cryo Interactive Entertainment. See the description of that game under "Software" for more information.