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Lasse Hallström

Chocolat

UK, USA 2000
In English and French / In Finnish
120 min
For audicences aged 12 and above


Chocolat is about a war between the forces of paganism and Christianity, and because the pagan heroine has chocolate on her side, she wins. Her victory is delayed only because, during Lent, a lot of the locals aren't eating chocolate.
The movie takes place "once upon a time" in a French village where utter tranquillity, by which is meant stagnancy, has reigned since time immemorial, until "a sly wind blew in from the north," bringing with it Vianne (Juliette Binoche), who opened the chocolate shop, after which nothing was ever again the same.

Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com


Director: Lasse Hallström
Screenplay: Robert Nelson based on the novel by Jacobs Joanne Harrisin
Cast: Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Peter Stormare
Production: David Brown / David Brown Productions
Print: Park Circus

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