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Set on a tropical island in Thailand, the strange plight of a beleaguered chef who, while romancing a mysterious woman, discovers the diabolical Zen of cooking. Following a near death escape, he returns to Montreal and falls hard for the woman of his life who unfortunately craves only his cooking but not his loving. Worse still, strange things surfacing around him indicate that his journey to the Far East has deep, divine implications. The stage is set for him to take the 1st bite of true love and end the cycle of suffering for all involved. Written by Anonymous

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We kill, we eat what we love...


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Bon Appetite
22 April 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is a most refreshing movie. It's cross-genres style might turn off a few conventional viewers but for those seeking something different, they are in for a fun ride. The fable style film is well directed and acted. The Indian actor Dr Mohan Agashe ( as the new age guru ) and Thai actress "Mamee" ( as the diabolical seductress ) are fascinating to watch. And it's also refreshing to see Michael Ironside in a thinking man role than those that he plays so often in thrillers and sci-fi flicks.

The art direction of the film is breathtaking - from locations to the designed sets. And also the soundtrack is noteworthy- from the kiss-ass Thai rap to Arabi-Indian chants to haunting classical string pieces that resemble those of the old vampire movies... It goes to show that a lot could be achieved with ingenuity, without a Hollywood mega budget.

It's an inspiring use of food as a metaphor of spirituality for love and life. The mythological element is quite haunting and the voodoo serves as a black humour link throughout the film. I personally find using the usually typecast Asian woman as a diabolical antagonist daring and thought provoking.

To be fair, my friends and I agreed, after the screening made, that the filmmaker might have been too generous in his offerings - a bit overwhelming with all the details and senses overloads.. But in the end, after all the spices saturated, what we get is a spiritual tale that make you think about love, love, life... and yes, food.... Admit it, no matter if we are lovers, haters, winners or losers, we all eat food. And we all love good food. Take the 1st Bite. Bon Appetite!


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