- Original title
- Running time
- 121 min.
- United Kingdom
Robert Nelson Jacobs
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.
: 5 Nominations for Oscar: including Best Movie, Music, Actress
: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe: Movie, OST, Actress Comedy, Supp. Actress
: 8 Nominations for BAFTA: including Best Actress (Binoche) and Costume
: Nominated for David of Donatello: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Nominated for Goya: Best European Movie
: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
: European Film Awards: Audience Awards Best Actress (Juliette Binoche)
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress in a Supp. Role (Dench). 3 Nom.
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