Chocolat is a heartwarming and whimsical film that explores themes of acceptance, love, and tolerance. The film features a strong cast, including the talented juliette binoche and johnny depp, who bring their characters to life with authenticity and charm. The film's stunning visuals and enchanting score add to the overall magical atmosphere, transporting viewers to the quaint village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes.
In the small village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, located in rural France, a mysterious woman named Vianne Rocher (juliette binoche) arrives with her young daughter and opens a chocolate shop during Lent. Her shop, which is open on Sundays, soon becomes the center of attention and controversy among the locals, especially the conservative mayor Comte de Reynaud (alfred molina), who views her as a threat to the town's traditional way of life. Vianne, with her magical ability to intuit people's desires, attracts a diverse range of customers, including the town's outcasts and misfits. As Vianne's influence begins to take hold on the village, she also finds herself falling for a charismatic gypsy named Roux (johnny depp).
Chocolat also tackles important issues such as xenophobia and intolerance, as the town's traditional values clash with Vianne's unconventional approach to life. The film beautifully shows how the power of kindness and acceptance can overcome even the most deep-seated prejudices.
Chocolat received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress for juliette binoche, and Best Supporting Actress for judi dench, who won the award. The film also received several other accolades, including a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for judi dench and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
|Directed by||lasse hallström|
|Produced by||David Brown Kit GoldenLeslie Holleran|
|Screenplay by||Robert Nelson Jacobs|
by Joanne Harris
|Starring||juliette binoche, judi dench, alfred molina, lena olin, johnny depp, carrie-anne moss, john wood, leslie caron,|
|Music by||Rachel Portman|
|Edited by||Andrew Mondshein|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Release date||December 22, 2000|
|Running time||121 minutes|
|Countries||United KingdomUnited States|
|Box office||$152.7 million|