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Release Date:
25 October 2000 (France) See more »
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Plot:
In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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(8 articles)
Nightcap | Blu-ray Review
 (From ioncinema. 7 October 2014, 10:30 AM, PDT)

Director and Actress Duos: The Best, Overlooked, and Underrated
 (From SoundOnSight. 23 July 2013, 6:58 PM, PDT)

Movies don't stream themselves
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The Fun is in the Details See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Claude Chabrol 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charlotte Armstrong  novel "The Chocolate Cobweb"
Claude Chabrol 
Caroline Eliacheff 

Produced by
Yvon Crenn .... executive producer
Marin Karmitz .... producer
Jean-Louis Porchet .... associate producer
Gérard Ruey .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Matthieu Chabrol 
 
Cinematography by
Renato Berta 
 
Film Editing by
Monique Fardoulis 
 
Production Design by
Ivan Niclass 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Tavernier 
 
Makeup Department
Max Buhler .... hair stylist
Paul de Fisser .... hair stylist
Sonia Geneux .... makeup artist
Thi-Loan Nguyen .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
David Crenn .... assistant unit manager
Yvon Crenn .... production manager
Francine Lusser .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cécile Maistre .... first assistant director
Daniel Maurer .... assistant director
Isabelle Vossart .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Georges Ayusawa .... assistant decorator: Switzerland
Pierre Galliard .... property master
Rekha Musale .... assistant decorator: Switzerland
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Acbard .... assistant sound
Jean-Pierre Duret .... sound
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Bruno Langiano .... sound effects editor
André Naudin .... sound effects editor
Claude Villand .... sound
Pascal Vuillemin .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fabrice Aragno .... grip: Switzerland
Eric Bonnaire .... grip
Philippe Cadeau .... gaffer (as Philip Cadeau)
Thierry Labille .... electrician
Jérémie Nassif .... still photographer
Olivier Porchet .... second assistant camera: Switzerland
Gilles-Vincent Rieder .... grip: Switzerland
Dominique Robert .... key grip
Cedric Russo .... electrician: Switzerland
Michel Thiriet .... camera operator
Jean-Paul Toraille .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cécile Cotten .... costumer
Laurence Glentzin .... wardrobe
Hélène Robin .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Sylvie Lager .... assistant editor
Rodolphe Molla .... assistant editor
Florence Poulain .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ricardo Castro .... piano
Frédéric Chopin .... composer: additional music (as Chopin)
Claude Debussy .... composer: additional music (as Debussy)
Aline Jaussi .... piano
Franz Liszt .... composer: additional music (as Liszt)
Gustav Mahler .... composer: additional music (as Mahler)
L' Orchestre Symphonique Français .... musician (as Solistes de l'Orchestre Symphonique Français)
Laurent Petitgirard .... conductor
Franz Schubert .... composer: additional music (as Schubert)
Alexander Scriabin .... composer: additional music (as Scriabine)
 
Other crew
Vanessa Balmer .... production assistant: Switzerland
Aurore Chabrol .... script supervisor
Monica Donati .... press attache
Olga Fabrizio .... trainee location manager
Sandra Gerber .... production assistant: Switzerland
Nathalie Kreuther .... production assistant
Gisele Musy .... production administrator: Switzerland
Helene Platel .... production administrator: Switzerland
Claudia Tur .... production secretary: Switzerland
Gisèle Vuillaume .... production administrator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Merci pour le chocolat" - France (original title)
"Nightcap" - Canada (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:12 (f) | Hong Kong:IIA | Spain:13 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:PG

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Trivia:
Although the English translation of the title is 'Thanks for the chocolate,' the movie was shown on Australian television in 2003, under the name 'Nightcap.'See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: (at around 40 mins) When Mika is talking to Dr. Pollet in the hospital, two crew members feet and a cable (possibly the boom mic's cable) are visible moving - reflected on the side of table. This shot lasts for approx 50 seconds like this.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Night at the Crossroads (1932)See more »
Soundtrack:
FunéraillesSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The Fun is in the Details, 22 October 2006
Author: merlin-105

The plot may not be particularly clever, but watching Huppert's brilliant, tense, technically outstanding acting in the role of a woman in search of a nervous breakdown against Dutronc's nonchalant, understated, simmering portrayal of a seedy pillhead, seemingly oblivious to what's going on around him, is worth the price of admission and then some! Supporting characters are all excellent, though the young girl is a bit too wide-eyed for her own good. The movie is also fun to watch just for its use of color, clothing, and art as symbols, including allusions to earlier Huppert classics like "La Dentelliere". While this might not be Chabrol's masterpiece, it would be a good example for any young director to study how a veteran uses the elements of his craft most economically to greatest effect. As for actors: watch Isabelle Huppert's face in the close-up during the long, final shot -- there's a whole acting lesson right there. Not a perfect movie, but enjoyable to watch if you have a mind for such details.

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