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Merci Pour le Chocolat

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT, a beautifully crafted and delectably delivered mystery suspense story directed by Claude Chabrol, stars the icy Isabelle Huppert as Mika, the perfect wife, mother, and career woman who runs a chocolate factory passed down from her father. But something is amiss. Mika has recently remarried the famous concert pianist Andre Polonski (a handsome, charming Jacques Dutronc), whose second wife died tragically. While that dark event hangs unpleasantly over their heads, it is Mika who tries to make things work again, lavishing praise upon her husband and her teenage step son, Guillaume (Rodolphe Pauly), and serving them homemade hot chocolate every evening. Meanwhile, Jeanne (Anna Mouglalis), a young woman who was born on the same day in the same hospital as Guillaume, delights in her natural gift for playing the piano, eager to learn more. When Jeanne hears a strange story about how, on the day of her birth, she was momentarily confused as Andre Polonski's baby, she cannot dismiss the bizarre coincidence of her talent for piano, and wonders if somehow she is his true daughter. Curious, she goes to Andre's house where she becomes tangled in Mika's chocolate web. Dense with symbolism and subtle, brilliant camerawork, MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT is Claude Chabrol's 48th film, another masterpiece adding to long list of excellent films including LES BICHES, LA CEREMONIE, and MADAME BOVARY.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 910583-D

  • Credits
    Jacques Dutronc, Isabelle Huppert, Brigitte Catillon, Michel Robin, Anna Mouglalis, Rodolphe Pauly, Mathieu Simonet
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A pitch-dark comedy of manners that builds to a tragic revelation....Chabrol remains at the height of his powers....MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT crackles with wit and elegance, humor and pathos..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Huppert has never been this cheerful, or lethal, and the movie itself is like Hitchcock's REBECCA reshot for 'House & Garden' with all the ghosts pulled out of the closet..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[The film] finds Chabrol in playful, malicious groove....Chabrol is probing away at the tensions, guilt and jealousies that exit in even seemingly the most well-adjusted bourgeois families."
    Sight and Sound

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