A Little Chaos (12A)
PUBLISHED: 13:07 22 April 2015 | UPDATED: 13:07 22 April 2015
KATE Winslet and Alan Rickman lead an all-star cast, as the glamour and drama of the French royal family and Versailles is played out on the big screen.
King Louis XIV (Rickman) is a perfectionist, in this compelling tale focussing on the aristocratic classes of the French set in 1682.
The king hires landscape designer Andre le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts), whose job it is to make Versailles’ gardens the envy of the world.
To complete the horticultural masterpiece, Andre hires little-known outsider Sabine De Barra (Winslet) to help him.
It is not long before Sabine catches Louis’ eye and she becomes a part of his intimate royal circle.
Such a position however brings with it peril. With great power, comes great responsibility.
Being a part of the king’s court means Sabine must navigate her way through the perilous back-stabbing culture of his courtiers, if she is to survive.
However Sabine brings a fresh and unique perspective on royal affairs, which soon makes her one of the king’s favourites.