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Chocolat (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  May 1989 (USA)
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A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, ... See full summary »

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Aimée Dalens
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Marc Dalens
Jean-Claude Adelin ...
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Laurent Arnal ...
Machinard
Jean Bediebe ...
Prosper
Jean-Quentin Châtelain ...
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Mireille Machinard
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Jacques Denis ...
Joseph Delpich
Cécile Ducasse ...
France enfant / France, as a girl
Clementine Essono ...
Marie-Jeanne
Didier Flamand ...
Capt. Védrine
Essindi Mindja ...
Blaise
Donatus Ngala
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A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty - and the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Chocolat - Verbotene Sehnsucht  »

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Pointillism
15 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this movie would be more enjoyable if everyone thought of it as a picture of colonial Africa in the 50's and 60's rather than as a story. Because there is no real story here. Just one vignette on top of another like little points of light that don't mean much until you have enough to paint a picture. The first time I saw Chocolat I didn't really "get it" until having thought about it for a few days. Then I realized there were lots of things to "get", including the end of colonialism which was but around the corner, just no plot. Anyway, it's one of my all-time favorite movies. The scene at the airport with the brief shower and beautiful music was sheer poetry. If you like "exciting" movies, don't watch this--you'll be bored to tears. But, for some of you..., you can thank me later for recommending it to you.


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