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A Little Chaos (2014)

R | | Drama, Romance | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles.

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Louis Alexander
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Francoise Marie
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Louise Francoise
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Philippe
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Thierry Duras
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Daniel Le Vielle
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Monsieur Mauve
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A romantic drama following Sabine (Kate Winslet), a talented landscape designer, who is building a garden at Versailles for King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). Sabine struggles with class barriers as she becomes romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist, André Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts). Written by Focus World

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Passion is in our nature.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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26 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un pequeño caos  »

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$181,791 (USA) (26 June 2015)

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$551,609 (USA) (17 July 2015)
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Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci previously starred together in Gambit (2012). See more »

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The actor that plays André Le Nôtre is 31 years younger than Allan Rickman (as Louis XIV) when in real, André Le Nôtre was 25 years older than the king !. See more »

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André Le Notre: What if no one person is to blame? And what use is blame? It is enough to have that happen to you. It is enough to recover from it. That is as much as we may ask of ourselves. That is enough.
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A Gardening Fantasy
19 April 2015 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

It was the perfect film to take my elderly mother to, given that we both enjoy gardening holidays in France.

The story is uncomplicated - in a time when gardens were the fashion statement of the rich, the French king wanted a statement to silence the globe. Matthias Schoenaerts' character is given this task which is mammoth given the bogland to be used and he hires Kate Winslet's character for one element of the garden. They fancy each other.

Alan Rickman has a few key scenes but Stanley Tucci steals the show entirely. Costumes and setting are lavish, as they should be.

I cannot comment on the historical accuracy but my immediate thought was 'How does she garden with the corset on when I wear nothing under my t-shirt?' As a gardener, nothing is ever done (weeding, composting, planting etc.) but this project did appear to have a somewhat finite end, which is a fantasy in itself.

More historical dramas with a gardening theme I say!


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