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

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 March 2000 (France)
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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
Jean-Jacques Castella
Bruno Deschamps
Franck Moreno
Christiane Millet ...
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
Anne Le Ny ...
Valérie, l'habilleuse
Brigitte Catillon ...
Béatrice Castella
Raphaël Dufour ...
Xavier De Guillebon ...
Camille Andraca
Céline Arnaud ...
Robert Bacri ...
Le père de Castella
Marie Agnès Brigot ...
La secrétaire de Castella (as Marie-Agnès Brigot)


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 <>

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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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$22,911 (USA) (29 September 2000)


$635,282 (USA) (5 October 2001)

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sharp, subtle, sublime
22 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

This debut for Jaoui (playing the role of Manie) as a director is a great comedy. Hilarious, but not over the top. 'Le Goût des Autres' has some very sharp dialogues filled with subtle jokes and delivered by a perfect cast. It was no surprise to learn afterwards that the same screenwriters wrote the script for 'Un Air de Famille' by Cedric Klapisch, another French comedy at its best. But this one is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable movies of the year. A well deserved Oscar-nominee for 'best foreign language film'.

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