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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 ...
Béatrice
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René Rousset
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Le juge d'instruction
Artus de Penguern ...
Flavert
Laurent Spielvogel ...
Doctor Rossignon
Elisabeth Macocco ...
Caroline
Anne-Marie Philipe ...
Doctor Ferrières
Delphine Zingg ...
Nathalie
David D'Ingeo ...
Marco
Frédéric De Goldfiem ...
Félix
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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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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probably not everyones "taste" but an excellent film
17 January 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very unconventional and one of the more "un-Hollywood" films I have seen in quite some time. It is a somewhat slow-moving story about one strange rich man and the way he gradually seduces another man in a seemingly non-sexual way. The acting and writing are excellent, but what I really like are the MANY many ways that the movie can be interpreted and nothing is completely spelled out for the viewer. Some will no doubt find this maddening, but I thought this made the film a dandy psychological study. You are left with so many possible questions such what exactly was psychologically wrong with the rich guy (clinically, he's pretty hard to pin down), is the poor guy also out of his mind, was there deliberate mind control, did the rich guy plan the film's conclusion all along and was there some sort of homosexual undercurrent. I'm sure if you see the film, you'll have even more questions. And, for me, I like this ambiguity--it makes for a great movie to discuss with your friends.


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