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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 8 August 2014 (USA)
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The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Dillon Mitra ...
Mukthar
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Aisha
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Vincent Elbaz ...
Paul
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Alban Aumard ...
Marcel
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Mayor's Wife
Antoine Blanquefort ...
Thomas
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The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, the Kadams arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, Marguerite, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where Marguerite also works as a sous-chef. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. In response, there is a bridging of sides initiated by Hassan, Marguerite and Madame Mallory herself, both professional and personal, that encourages an understanding that will change both sides forever. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Life's greatest journey begins with the first step.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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8 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un viaje de diez metros  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,123,000 (USA) (10 August 2014)

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$54,240,821 (USA)
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The upscale restaurant in Paris is actually Georges, at the top of the Pompidou Center. See more »

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An omelette made in traditional French style should not be browned to such a great extent, even if it is a new creation by this emerging chef. See more »

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Madame Mallory: Oh. Vous m'étonnez.
[Chuckles]
Madame Mallory: You have it. Hmm. Your pigeon had it, too.
Hassan: I know. I knew then, and I know now.
Madame Mallory: Arrogance.
Hassan: A chef must lead.
Madame Mallory: Sharp and cool and hot in the mouth, all at the same time. Do you know how long it takes chefs to learn that? What will Papa say?
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References The Queen (2006) See more »

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Red Carpet
Written by Hooper and Quint
Performed by Figure and Groove
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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I can't imagine a reason not to enjoy this beautifully told story
15 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My having spent time in both India (including Mumbai) and in villages in the south of France, I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting them in this charming movie. Despite cultural differences, at heart we are all the same.

The stunning cinematography is a beautiful backdrop for the unfolding of this more or less straightforward, "simple" story. I was captivated from the moment the movie started right through the closing credits.

The premise, the script, the acting, the setting, the cinematography, the music,. . . . I found the entire package a treat! Not to say that there aren't scenes of great pathos, but it is a pleasure to leave a theatre with the feeling of having been entertained in an uplifting way.

It might just be that the target audience is those of us who are known as being of "a certain age", but anybody who appreciates the finer things in life will probably enjoy The Hundred-Foot Journey.


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