A broke but dedicated Catholic baron is sent by King Charles IX of France to negotiate with some Protestant representatives during the religious wars of the sixteenth century. His dedication to his mission comes at the cost of his relationship with his family.
‘Reasons of state’ bring personal satisfaction and bitterness, accomplishment and ruin against the background of the bloody events. —themakeupgallery.info
Gérard Corbiau (born 19 September 1941) is a Belgian film director. Corbiau was born in Brussels, Belgium. He is best known for his costume dramas about music, Le maître de musique (1987), Farinelli (1994) and Le roi danse (2000). Two of them (Le maître de musique and Farinelli) were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He currently lives in Belgium and is working on several projects. —Wikipedia