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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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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
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Le directeur de cabinet du préfet
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La journaliste Mary
Joe Sheridan ...
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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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. | See all certifications »
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19 September 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bon appetit, Hr. President  »

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

Gross:

$212,072 (USA) (25 October 2013)
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The film is loosely based on "Mes carnets de cuisine. Du Périgord à l'Elysée", the memories of Danièle Delpeuch, the first and only female chef having worked for the French President at the Palais de l'Elysée See more »

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French Foodie drama.
30 April 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The subject is OK and unfamiliar and 'Scope Eastmancolor production values are handsome - the close-ups of food are near obscenely gorgeous.

Catharine Frot and the cast (largely unfamiliar abroad, even with Hipolyte Gyradot in there) impress though the eighty five year old TV personality fronting as President of the French Republic does seem a bit too fragile and we have to wonder about the accent of the Australian TV reporter pursuing Catharine. The Elysses Palace and the remote Iceland expedition are intriguingly shown.

However we are left wanting the revelation, which they build up cross cutting the two situations, and it never arrives, stopping this from being more than a pleasant enough offering for the LADIES IN LAVENDER audience.


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