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Cuisine américaine (1998)

an aspiring master-chef on a US military vessel is dishonorably discharged/quits his post and and instead feeeloling sorry for himself, uses the oppotunity to go to Paris, France and apply ... See full summary »

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Loren Collins
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Louis Boyer
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Gabrielle Boyer
Isabelle Petit-Jacques ...
Carole
Sylvie Loeillet ...
Suzanne
Thibault de Montalembert ...
Vincent
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Wellington
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Tax Inspector
Isabelle Leprince ...
Agnes
Laurent Gendron ...
Bruno
Gérard Chaillou ...
Roger
Lyès Salem ...
Karim
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Miller
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Wicks
David Gabison ...
Fredet
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an aspiring master-chef on a US military vessel is dishonorably discharged/quits his post and and instead feeeloling sorry for himself, uses the oppotunity to go to Paris, France and apply as a trainee at his hero's restaurant (this hero is an internationally known book-writing master chef and it is his book/s which inspired him to become a chef) the movie is about a young man's professional struggle to become better at his trade/profession. Written by GreenDeliveries.info tal dror

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Rather than resort to dubbing or subtitling for release to other countries, the actors recorded lines in both French and English. See more »

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A warm-hearted look an American and French Food and Culture
25 February 2002 | by (Rye, NY) – See all my reviews

I happened to see this movie on the WE - Women's Entertainment Channel the other night, and I found myself fascinated by it from start to finish. I can't wait till it's on again to tape it. While following the format of a light, romantic comedy, this movie takes a close look at some of the details of food and its place in society. It follows the career of an American would-be master chef from seeing why he is dishonorably discharged from the navy to life in his family's pizza parlor to the chance to go to France and study under a French "multi-star" chef. The comedy comes from a good natured mockery of the various pomposities of the chefs, sous-chefs, food critics, tax inspectors, doctors, etc. I thought the plot was quite elaborate, and I liked all the little elements of the movie that gave it the complex flavor of a good pot a feu -- the fight at the market, the dance lessons by the middle eastern kitchen cleaner, the tantric yoga sessions, etc. Even the restaurant's little white panel truck, which you see all over the place in France (they even use them up in the vineyards). I read the few reviews that this movie received, and I think the film is grossly under-rated. There are only a few minor dubbing problems, which I barely noticed. The acting is uniformly good, and you're left with a great feeling, and the urge to go out to eat at a good French restaurant right away! I would urge people to find the movie and watch it -- even though it apparently is not available in any format except German pal videotape. Check it out on WE.


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