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Chocolat

Chocolat

Director: Lasse Hallström Cast: Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp

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Overview

The most tempting of all sweets becomes the key weapon in a battle of sensual pleasure versus disciplined self-denial in this comedy. In 1959, a mysterious woman named Vianne (Juliette Binoche) moves with her young daughter into a small French village, where much of the community's activities are dominated by the local Catholic church. A few days after settling into town, Vianne opens up a confectionery shop across the street from the house of worship -- shortly after the beginning of Lent. While the townspeople are supposed to be abstaining from worldly pleasures, Vianne tempts them with unusual and delicious chocolate creations, using her expert touch to create just the right candy to break down each customer's resistance. With every passing day, more and more of Vianne's neighbors are succumbing to her sinfully delicious treats, but the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina), the town's mayor, is not the least bit amused; he is eager to see Vianne run out of town before she leads the town into a deeper level of temptation. Vianne, however, is not to be swayed, and with the help of another new arrival in town, a handsome Irish Gypsy named Roux (Johnny Depp), she plans a "Grand Festival of Chocolate," to be held on Easter Sunday. Based on the novel by Joanne Harris, Chocolat features a distinguished supporting cast, including Judi Dench, Lena Olin, Carrie-Anne Moss, Peter Stormare, Hugh O'Conor, and Leslie Caron.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2011
UPC: 0031398135227
Original Release: 2000
Source: Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:02:00

Special Features

The making of Chocolat; Feature commentary with director Lasse Hallström and producers David Brown, Kit Golde and Leslie Holleran ; The costumes of Chocolat; Production design featurette ; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juliette Binoche Vianne Rocher
Lena Olin Josephine Muscat
Johnny Depp Roux
Judi Dench Armande Voizin
Alfred Molina Comte de Reynaud
Peter Stormare Serge Muscat
Carrie-Anne Moss Caroline Clairmont
Leslie Caron Madame Audel
John Wood Guillaume Blerot
Hugh O'Conor Pere Henri
Victoire Thivisol Anouk Rocher
Aurelien Parent Koenig Luc Clairmont
Arnaud Adam Actor

Technical Credits
Lasse Hallström Director
Kerry Barden Casting
Alan C. Blomquist Executive Producer
David Brown Producer
Mark Cooper Co-producer
Stephen P. Dunn Asst. Director
John Frankish Art Director
Kit Golden Producer
David Gropman Production Designer
Leslie Holleran Producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Robert Nelson Jacobs Screenwriter
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus Costumes/Costume Designer
Bob Last Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephenie McMillan Set Decoration/Design
Andrew Mondshein Editor
Chris Munro Sound/Sound Designer
Rachel Portman Score Composer
Meryl Poster Executive Producer
Roger Pratt Cinematographer
Michelle Raimo Executive Producer
Suzanne Smith Casting
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chocolat
1. Opening Credits: A Tranquil Village and the North Wind
2. "Where Are You From?"
3. To Lead by Example
4. The Radical Atheist
5. Waking the Passion
6. Fasting and Favorites
7. "One's Enemy"
8. "People Talk"
9. Hidden Thoughts and Yearnings
10. The Chocolate Crusade
11. A Guaranteed Problem
12. "Boycott Immorality"
13. Chocolate, Worms, and Sin
14. Planning a Party
15. Exquisite Indulgences
16. Riverboat Disaster
17. Saying Goodbye
18. Banishment From the Village
19. "Don't Worry, Mama"
20. Comte and His Confections
21. Freedom From Tranquillity
22. End Credits

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