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Chocolat (15-Dec-2000)

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Writer: Robert Nelson Jacobs

From novel: Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Music by: Rachel Portman

Producers: David Brown; Kit Golden; Leslie Holleran

Keywords: Drama, France

A mother and daughter draw the ire of their traditionalist French town after opening up a chocolate shop together.

ABSTRACT
Mysterious young woman Vianne moves into a Catholic village in France with her six-year old daughter in 1959, setting up a chocolate shop across the street from the town's largest church just after the start of Lent. Vianne's charm and business acumen slowly but surely break through the hardened souls of the ever-uptight locals, taking the town by storm even as mayor Comte de Reynaud endeavors to run her back to whence she came in this formulaic battle of contemporary passion against conservative traditionalism.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Juliette Binoche
Actor
9-Mar-1964   Chocolat and The English Patient
Leslie Caron
Dancer
1-Jul-1931   Gigi
Judi Dench
Actor
9-Dec-1934   Mrs. Brown
Johnny Depp
Actor
9-Jun-1963   Captain Jack Sparrow
Alfred Molina
Actor
24-May-1953   Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2
Carrie-Anne Moss
Actor
21-Aug-1967   Trinity in The Matrix
Lena Olin
Actor
22-Mar-1956   Enemies: A Love Story
Peter Stormare
Actor
27-Aug-1953   Ran the woodchipper in Fargo
John Wood
Actor
5-Jul-1930 6-Aug-2011 Dr. Falken in WarGames

CAST

Juliette Binoche   ...   Vianne
Judi Dench   ...   Armande Voizin
Alfred Molina   ...   Comte de Reynaud
Lena Olin   ...   Josephine Muscat
and
Johnny Depp   ...   Roux
Carrie-Anne Moss   ...   Caroline Clairmont
Hugh O'Conor   ...   Pere Henri
John Wood   ...   Guillaume Blerot
Peter Stormare   ...   Serge Muscat
Victoire Thivisol   ...   Anouk
Aurèlien Parent Koenig   ...   Luc Clairmont
Ron Cook   ...   Alphonse Marceau
Elisabeth Commelin   ...   Yvette Marceau
with
Leslie Caron   ...   Mme. Audel
Antonio Gil-Martinez   ...   Jean-Marc Drou
Hélène Cardona   ...   Francoise Drou
Harrison Pratt   ...   Dedou Drou
Gaelan Connell   ...   Didi Drou
Guillaume Tardieu   ...   Baptiste Marceau
Michèle Gleizer   ...   Mme. Rivet
Dominique MacAvoy   ...   Mme. Pouget
Arnaud Adam   ...   George Rocher
Christianne Gadd   ...   Chitza
Marion Hauducoeur   ...   Gati
Esteban Antonio   ...   Thin Grizzled Man
J. J. Holiday   ...   Musician
Malcolm Ross   ...   Musician
Ged Barry   ...   Musician
Iain Stoddart   ...   Musician
Sally Taylor-Isherwood   ...   Re-Voicing
Tatyana Yassukovich   ...   Storyteller
Sally   ...   Charly the Dog

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