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!


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

1 March 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Taste of Others  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


In the final scene of the movie Bruno (Alain Chabat) plays the theme of Edith Piaf's "Je ne regrette rien" See more »


Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 3 March 2001 (2001) See more »


Gualtier Malde... Caro nome
Excerpt from opera "Rigoletto"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Edita Gruberova with the Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli
(p) 1984 Polydor International GmbH
By kind permission of Universal Music Projets Spéciaux
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Feels like seventh heaven...
26 November 2000 | by (Teningen, Germany) – See all my reviews

Castella isn´t very happy with his life, although his firm runs quite well. He´s tired, and unlucky with his wife. There are his bodyguard Franck, and his driver Bruno, who also got problems in their relationships. But one day Castella falls in love with Clara, his new business english teacher. He tries to change his life for her...

"Le gout des autres" is Agnes Jaoui´s debut as a director. She wrote the script together with her husband Jean Pierre Bacri (Castella) and also plays the role of Manie the waitress, Francks girlfriend. I have seen both together three years ago in "On connait la chanson", a wonderful musical-comedy. After watching "Le gout des autres" I felt like walking on clouds. Honestly, I LOVE french comedies for this! Irresistible, charming, enchanting!

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