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Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 January 2001 (USA)
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A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.



(novel), (screenplay)
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aurelien Parent Koenig ...
Luc Clairmont (as Aurèlien Parent Koenig)
Jean-Marc Drou (as Antonio Gil-Martinez)
Harrison Pratt ...
Dedou Drou
Didi Drou
Élisabeth Commelin ...
Yvette Marceau (as Elisabeth Commelin)
Alphonse Marceau
Guillaume Tardieu ...
Baptiste Marceau


When a single mother and her six-year-old daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some skepticism. But as soon as they coax the townspeople into enjoying their delicious products, they are warmly welcomed. Written by Anonymous

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...and the world is still indulging! See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chocolate  »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$157,624, 17 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Pere Henri is dancing, Alfred Molina was originally supposed to walk down the steps and see him. However, because he actually had a hurt toe, he just stood there instead of walking down the steps. See more »


When Vianne is giving Josephine hot chocolate in the shop for the first time, the amount in Josephine's cup changes between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Storyteller: Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility.
[Sunday morning congregation sings]
Storyteller: If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you.
[wife kicks sleeping husband in pew]
Father Henri: The season of Lent is upon us. This is of course a time of abstinence. Hopefully also it's a time of ...
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Trois Gnossiennes
Written by Erik Satie
Arranged by Ronald Corp
Performed by New London Orchestra/Ronald Corp
Courtesy of Hyperion Records
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Thought provoking story
26 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have only seen this movie for the first time today. I have to admit that I hesitated somewhat as I did not believe I would like it because it was described to me as a 'chick flick', a genre I do not subscribe to even though I am a girl. How wrong was that description. I loved the film, the story, the scenery. Such genuine & diverse characters. The actors chosen were perfect for their roles, I cannot imagine anyone else playing the parts. The DVD I had was borrowed, but I intend to buy a copy for myself as it would fit into my small library of movies. I have to see it again & this time I will share the experience with my partner as I know he will appreciate the story. Lida

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