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  • Post last modified:January 2, 2022



chocolatFree-spirited chocolatier Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) comes to a small French village and opens a shop; some of the locals are seduced, others enraged. The technical details of director Lasse Hallstrƶm and his collaboratorsā€™ work are impeccable; the village looks adorable, the perfect symbol of the dangers of stale conservatism. Oppression is the main theme; this place is equally peaceful and suffocating. There isnā€™t much depth to the story or the characters that Johnny Depp and Alfred Molina play, but Binoche is charming. Appetizing in many ways, but this sweet chocolate needs a pinch of chili.

2000-U.S. 121 min. Color. Directed byĀ Lasse Hallstrƶm. Novel: Joanne Harris. Cinematography: Roger Pratt. Music: Rachel Portman. Cast: Juliette Binoche (Vianne Rocher), Lena Olin (Josephine Muscat), Johnny Depp (Roux), Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Peter Stormare… Leslie Caron.



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