Vatel Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gerard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth

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The drama unfolds at the chateau of a debt-ridden nobleman, who is looking for a handout from Louis Quatorze, aka the Sun King. The nobleman stages a three-day celebration for His Majesty, in the desperate hope of re-establishing his formerly lofty place at court.
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At the helm of this gala is Vatel (Gerard Depardieu), the nobleman's steward. While Vatel is a whiz in the kitchen, he doesn't like having to kowtow to the dissolute royal entourage. To make matters worse, Vatel and the king's tres jolie mistress du jour (Uma Thurman)fall for each other. Their relationship incites jealousy in the king's chief toadie (played to perfection by Tom Roth), who cooks up a scheme to expose their affair and ruin Vatel.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   French Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of "the rich" Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   servant Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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