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Period and Historical, Romance
The lavish French court of Louis XIV forms the backdrop for this entertaining romantic drama. Following the King’s demands for a more extravagant garden at the palace of Versailles, designer Sabine De Barra is employed to bring her unusual ideas to a new outdoor ballroom. Her status as a single woman proves both intriguing and problematic in the daunting social world of the royal court as, through her work, her life becomes enmeshed with those of eccentric aristocrats. Some pleasingly camp performances and rich production design enliven this costume drama.
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