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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

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Opening Weekend:

£45,645 (UK) (25 May 2001)

Gross:

$635,282 (USA) (5 October 2001)
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The movie takes place and was shot in Rouen, Upper Normandy. See more »

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Don't change who you are to be accepted
22 April 2001 | by (santo domingo, dominican republic) – See all my reviews

This delicious film tells us, that sometimes we judge people for what we expect them to be but we don't give ourselves a chance to get to know who they really are. I thought this was a very simple and deep film at the same time, because through a very simple story it deals with the complicated human nature: our insecurities, our lack of acceptance of ourselves, trying to adjust to the way other people want us to be.

Castella is an uncultured but rich business man attracted to his bohemian english teacher,Clara. She's an actress in her 40's looking for a fit companion. She doesn't even consider him and rejects him in his many efforts to win her love. He tries to fit in her circle but is made fun of because of his lack of arts knowledge. At the same time he deals with a very self-centered and shallow wife. So his life seems very empty, while his driver and bodyguard deal with love issues of their own.

I give it a 9/10.


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