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A Chef in Love (1996)
"Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  23 April 1997 (USA)
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The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pascal Ichak
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Marcelle Ichak
Nino Kirtadze ...
Cecile Abachidze
Jean-Yves Gautier ...
Anton Gogoladze
Temuri Qamkhadze ...
Zigmund Gogladze (as Temour Kamkhadze)
Ramaz Chkhikvadze ...
Anton Gogoladze (as Ramaz Tchkhikvadze)
Kakhi Kavsadze ...
Le Président
Guram Pirtskhalava ...
Platoon (as Gouram Pirtskhalava)
Khatuna Ioseliani ...
Mme. Kollontai (as Khatouna Iosseliani)
Marina Kakhiani ...
Secretary with Shaved Head
Nino Koberidze ...
Secretary
Shota Kristesashvili ...
Zigmund's Friend (as Chota Kristessachvili)
Goga Gvessiliani ...
Messenger
Aleksandr Ilin ...
The Englishman (as Alexandre Ilyne)
Gogola Kalandadze ...
Peasant Woman
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The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the arrival of the Red Army of the Caucasus, as the Soviet revolution that has swept Russian comes to Georgia. Told as a flashback from the present, as a French-Georgian man whose mother was Pascal's lover translates his memoirs for Pascal's niece. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for nudity, sexual situations and some images of violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1001 retsept iz menyu vlyublyonnogo povara  »

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Box Office

Budget:

FRF 17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,628 (USA) (25 April 1997)

Gross:

$603,957 (USA) (18 July 1997)
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Recipe lacked key ingredient

This film lacked something I couldn't put my finger on at first: charisma on the part of the leading actress. This inevitably translated to lack of chemistry when she shared the screen with her leading man. Even the romantic scenes came across as being merely the actors at play. It could very well have been the director who miscalculated what he needed from the actors. I just don't know.

But could it have been the screenplay? Just exactly who was the chef in love with? He seemed more enamored of his culinary skills and restaurant, and ultimately of himself and his youthful exploits, than of anybody or anything else. He never convinced me he was in love with the princess.

I was disappointed in this movie. But, don't forget it was nominated for an Oscar, so judge for yourself.


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