In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.
Kristin Scott Thomas,
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
Kate Winslet did her own stunt in the scene where her character falls into a weir. She was pregnant but didn't tell anybody back then because she knew they wouldn't let her fall in if they knew. See more »
Sabine De Barra would not have been wearing a white corset and light colored clothing to work outside on landscaping. She would have either worn dark clothing or at very least a dark smock to cover her clothing. See more »
Madame Princess Palatine:
Did you know that my husband and the Marquis are lovers? It has not stopped us having children, and he loved them dearly. In battle he is immensely brave. And he has a good heart. I'm happy with my choice.
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This movie is a historical fiction à la "Girl with the Pearl Earring". It is an homage to the search for beauty, an homage to France in its most classical and absolutist period. Other aspects come to join the story of this woman gardener: love, loss etc. The movie shows very well the strange behaviors of the people from the court of Versailles. But it shows as well what real "gentilhommes" (gentlemen), true nobility is. The dialogs are full of meaning, the sceneries, colors are wonderful. If it was filmed in England or in France? I don't care because it works. That is what I like with this movie, the mix of French and English culture. As a Frenchman, I am so found of English culture. Take time to see this beautiful and poetic movie. It is slow, relaxing, gives you the will to look at a flower and smell the sent of it, gives you the will to seek beauty around you. Thank you actors and Mister Rickman for this beautiful moment.
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