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The Taste of Others (2000)
"Le goût des autres" (original title)

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Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Alvaro ...
Clara Devaux
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Jean-Jacques Castella
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Bruno Deschamps
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Manie
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Franck Moreno
Christiane Millet ...
Angélique
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
Antoine
Anne Le Ny ...
Valérie, l'habilleuse
Brigitte Catillon ...
Béatrice Castella
Raphaël Dufour ...
Benoît
Xavier De Guillebon ...
Weber
Camille Andraca
Céline Arnaud ...
Virginie
Robert Bacri ...
Le père de Castella
Marie Agnès Brigot ...
La secrétaire de Castella (as Marie-Agnès Brigot)
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Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard while he negotiates a contract with Iranians, his wife Angélique does frou-frou interior decorating and loves her dog. The conventional Castella hires a forty-year-old actress, Clara, to tutor him in English, and he finds her and her Bohemian lifestyle fascinating. Is this love? What would she say if he declared himself? Through Bruno, Franck meets Manie, a barmaid who deals hash. They begin an affair. Are they in love? They joke about marriage. As the women hold back, the men must make decisions. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Sexy Comedy About Good Taste... And Bad Manners!

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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1 March 2000 (France)  »

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£45,645 (UK) (25 May 2001)

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$635,282 (USA) (5 October 2001)
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In the final scene of the movie Bruno (Alain Chabat) plays the theme of Edith Piaf's "Je ne regrette rien" See more »

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Features Palomino (1991) See more »

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Let Us Wander, Not Unseen
Excerpt from the work "The Indian Queen"
Music by Henry Purcell (as Purcell)
Performed by Kathleen Ferrier alto, Gerald Moore piano
(p) EMI Records Ltd.
By kind permission of EMI Music France
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A Taste of Others - Leading Contender for Foreign Film Prize
10 January 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This French film is wonderfully scripted. Human and endearing. Two love stories are mirrored in this delightful movie. The boss of a manufacturing plant is wealthy but uncultured. He falls for an English teacher and a stage actress who thinks he is shallow and stupid. Meanwhile his bodyguard who is a former policeman has a love affair that must fail because the woman he is with is also a drug dealer. The script is serious and funny, the performances are tight and the direction, editing, music and cinematography all perfectly complimentary.


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