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Running time
121 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Robert Nelson Jacobs
Rachel Portman
Roger Pratt
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Miramax [USA] / David Brown Productions / Fat Free
Comedy. Romance | Romantic Comedy. Cooking
Synopsis / Plot
In the 1950s, single mother Vianne Rocher (Binoche) and her 6-year-old daughter move to the small French town of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, where Vianne opens a chocolate shop, during Lent, across from the town's church (and she's open on Sundays). As you'd imagine in a small town, her wares are soon adored and consumed by the locals, but not without some resentment and opposition. In addition to Vianne's story, this is an ensemble piece drama about the many locals who frequent the chocolate shop, and the "Grand Festival of Chocolate" that Vianne holds... on Easter Sunday.
2000: 5 Nominations for Oscar: including Best Movie, Music, Actress
2000: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe: Movie, OST, Actress Comedy, Supp. Actress
2000: 8 Nominations for BAFTA: including Best Actress (Binoche) and Costume
2000: Nominated for David of Donatello: Best Foreign Language Picture
2001: Nominated for Goya: Best European Movie
2001: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
2001: European Film Awards: Audience Awards Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
2000: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2000: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress in a Supp. Role (Dench). 3 Nom.
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