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Haute Cuisine (2012)

Les saveurs du Palais (original title)
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The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hortense Laborie
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Nicolas Bauvois
Jean d'Ormesson ...
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David Azoulay
Jean-Marc Roulot ...
Jean-Marc Luchet
Philippe Uchan ...
Coche-Dury
Laurent Poitrenaux ...
Jean-Michel Salomé
Hervé Pierre ...
Perrières (as Hervé Pierre sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Brice Fournier ...
Pascal Lepiq
Roch Leibovici ...
Olivier Moncoulon
Thomas Chabrol ...
Le directeur de cabinet du préfet
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La journaliste Mary
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Le photographe John
Louis-Emmanuel Blanc ...
Arnaud Fremier
David Houri ...
David Epenot
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Hortense Laborie is a celebrated chef living in the Perigord region. To her great surprise, the President of the Republic appoints her as his personal cook. She accepts reluctantly but once she has accepted her nomination, Hortense works her heart and soul to produce both a stylish and authentic cuisine. For a while, she manages to impose herself thanks to her sturdy character and despite the jealousies she arouses among the other chefs. For a while only, unfortunately for her and for... the President. Written by Guy Bellinger

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He runs the country. She runs the kitchen. Together they serve with excellence. See more »

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Biography | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

19 September 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bon appetit, Hr. President  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,387 (USA) (20 September 2013)

Gross:

$212,072 (USA) (25 October 2013)
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French visa # 129785 delivered on 23-7-2012. See more »

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Dernier repas sur l'île
by Gabriel Yared
© Yad Music - Armada Films - Vendôme Production
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Charming characters
6 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Part of the appeal that drew me into beginning to watch this movie was the thought that it may have a bit of a show detailing some of the more eclectic french cuisine. While there was a bit of that, the food was definitely not as big of a character in the picture as I had assumed.

We get to see the side of the main character, Hortense, that is a dedicated chef and detail oriented person. And the real treat of the movie is watching that personality deal with the challenge of being the executive private chef.

Overall, the characters in this movie really make it special. And while the pace of the movie is very even, and almost predictable, it is still a special slice of life type movie that I walked away from uplifted.


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