In 1912 Germany, a freshly graduated engineer with modest origins, Friedrich Zeitz, becomes the right hand of aging tycoon Karl Hoffmeister. When Hoffmeister’s degrading health condition starts to confine him permanently to his house, Friedrich has to visit him at home to get briefed. Thus Friedrich makes the acquaintance of Hoffmeister’s younger wife Charlotte, a beautiful and reserved woman in her early 30s. He immediately becomes enamored with her and struggles with his growing unrequited feelings for her, not realizing they are reciprocated. Just as they disclose their mutual attraction towards one another, Friedrich has to leave the country to represent Hoffmeister overseas. The outbreak of World War I keeps him away from Germany for a long time. Only after the end of the war and many years of separation are Friedrich and Charlotte able to reunite.
A LITTLE CHAOS
Lionsgate and BBC Films present in association with
LipSync Films A Potboiler/The Bureau Production
A Film by Alan Rickman
A female landscape-gardener is awardedthe esteemed assignment to constructthe grand gardens at Versailles, a gilt-edged position which thrusts her to the very centre of the court of KingLouis XIV. Can she overcome thechallenges of this new and complexworld, and the ghosts of her own past tragedy, to secure a future with the
man she loves?
Madame Sabine De Barra is an unlikely candidate for landscapearchitect of the still-to-be-completed palace of Versailles. Shehas little time for the classical, ordered designs of the man whohires her; the famous architect Le Notre. However, as she workson her creation, she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic LeNotre and forced to negotiate the perilous rivalries and intricateetiquette of the court of King Louis XIV. But Sabine is made ofstrong stuff; her honesty and compassionate nature help her toovercome both the challenges of her newfound popularity, and anunspeakable tragedy from her past, to win the favour of the SunKing and the heart of Le Notre.
Alan Rickman directs Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts in
this sumptuous period romance.
STARRING Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts,
Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci
SCREENPLAY Alison Deegan, Alan Rickman,
DIRECTOR Alan Rickman
PRODUCERS Gail Egan, Andrea Calderwood,
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Zygi Kamasa, Guy
Avshalom, Patrick Wachsberger, Christine Langan,
Norman Merry, Richard Wolfe, Ray Cooper
SALES AGENT Lionsgate International
- Portugal Mar 5, 2015
- Australia Mar 26, 2015
- United States Mar 27, 2015
- United Kingdom Apr 17, 2015