A Matter of Taste (2000)
"Une affaire de goût" (original title)

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Nicolas, a handsome, young waiter, is befriended by Frédéric Delamont, a wealthy middle-aged businessman. Delamont, a man of power, influence and strictly refined tastes, is immediately ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Frédéric Delamont
Jean-Pierre Lorit ...
Nicolas Rivière
Florence Thomassin ...
René Rousset
Le juge d'instruction
Artus de Penguern ...
Laurent Spielvogel ...
Doctor Rossignon
Elisabeth Macocco ...
Anne-Marie Philipe ...
Doctor Ferrières
Delphine Zingg ...
David D'Ingeo ...
Frédéric De Goldfiem ...
Patrick Zimmermann ...
Frédéric's Chauffeur
Claude Lesko ...
Frédéric's Head of Security
Vincent Tepernowski ...
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Nicolas, a handsome, young waiter, is befriended by Frédéric Delamont, a wealthy middle-aged businessman. Delamont, a man of power, influence and strictly refined tastes, is immediately smitten by Nicolas' charm. Lonely and phobic, Delamont offers Nicolas a lucrative job as his personal food taster. In spite of their differences, a close friendship begins to emerge between the two men. However, their bond of trust and admiration soon spirals downward into a dangerous game of deceit and obsession for which neither is prepared. Written by Attitude Films

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26 April 2000 (France)  »

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Nisi dominus, RV. 608: 5. Sicut sagittae in manu potentis (Allegro)
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by James Bowman (counter-tenor) with The Academy of Ancient Music
Conducted by Christopher Hogwood
Produced by Peter Wadland
(P) 1975 L'Oiseau-Lyre/Decca
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Smooth storyline, good acting, appealing food
4 May 2000 | by (Montpellier, France) – See all my reviews

This movie isn't a whodunit, since we know from the start pretty much what happens--it's just a question of WHY? And the movie answered that question to my satisfaction. Interesting and plausible psychologically, and the food presentations woven throughout are mouth-watering. Best of all to a non-native French speaker, I found it fairly easy to understand all the dialogue.

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