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The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the arrival... See more »

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Pascal Ichak
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Marcelle Ichak
Nino Kirtadze ...
Cecile Abachidze
Jean-Yves Gautier ...
Anton Gogoladze
Temuri Qamkhadze ...
Zigmund Gogladze (as Temour Kamkhadze)
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Anton Gogoladze (as Ramaz Tchkhikvadze)
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Le Président
Guram Pirtskhalava ...
Platoon (as Gouram Pirtskhalava)
Khatuna Ioseliani ...
Mme. Kollontai (as Khatouna Iosseliani)
Marina Kakhiani ...
Secretary with Shaved Head
Nino Koberidze ...
Secretary
Shota Kristesashvili ...
Zigmund's Friend (as Chota Kristessachvili)
Goga Gvessiliani ...
Messenger
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The Englishman (as Alexandre Ilyne)
Gogola Kalandadze ...
Peasant Woman
Elguja Burduli ...
Le grand-père (as Goudja Bourdouli)
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Peasant (as Sosso Djatchvliani)
Aleksander Kavtaradze ...
Anton as a Boy
Guiorgui Chochitaichvili ...
Musician 1
Dimitri Khizanichvili ...
Musician 2
Vano Tatichvili ...
Musician 3
Aisha Zazar
Givi Tokhadze ...
(as Guivi Tochadze)
Otar Zautashvili ...
(as Otar Zaoutachvili)
Badri Begalishvili ...
(as Badri Begalichvili)
Kote Lekichvili
Tamaz Toloraia
Giorgi Gorgasanidze ...
(as Guiorgui Gorgasanidze)
Guiorgui Goguitchaichvili
Guia Lejava
Guia Roinichvili
Sosso Goguitchaichvili
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(as Guiorgui Nakachidze)
Guivi Tchougouachvili
Vasso Djotsenidze
Zouka Tvildiani
Gogui Tourkiachvili
Zourab Guiounachvili
Zourab Datoukichvili
Nugzar Kurashvili ...
(as Nougzar Kourachvili)
Nougzar Zerediani
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Spartak Parjiani
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(uncredited)
Sylvie Michel ...
Museum Employee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nana Dzhordzhadze ... (as Nana Djordjadze)

Written by

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Irakli Kvirikadze ... (scenario)
 
André Grall ... (adaptation and dialogue: French) (as André Graill)
 
Nana Dzhordzhadze ... ()

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Temur Babluani ... executive producer: Georgia (as Temour Bablouani)
Thomas Bauermeister ... executive producer: Germany
Alexander Rodnyansky ... producer
Marc Ruscart ... producer

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Goran Bregovic

Cinematography by

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Giorgi Beridze ... (as Guiorgui Beridze)

Film Editing by

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Guili Grigoriani ... (as Guiouli Grigoriani)
Vessela Martschewski

Casting By

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Manana Anasashvili ... (as Manana Anassashvili)

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Teimuraz Khmaladze ... (as Temour Chmaladze)
Vakhtang Rurua ... (as Vakhtang Rouroua)

Costume Design by

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Larissa Djordjadze

Makeup Department

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Catherine Crassac ... key hair stylist
Maryse Félix ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Marc Barbault ... unit production manager
Ludovic Henry ... unit manager
Spartak Parjiani ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marc Barbault ... first assistant director
Grégory Kourilsky ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Irakli Kvirikadze ... artistic consultant
Niko Pirosmanishvili ... paintings (as Niko Pirosmani)
Jean-Marie Selle ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Claude Bertrand ... sound
François de Morant ... production sound mixer
Dominique Eyraud ... boom operator
Hugo Gries ... foley artist
Klaus Hornemann ... sound mixer
Haymo Kutschbach ... sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Baptiste Magnien ... camera operator

Other crew

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Danièle Delpeuch ... creator: cooking
Marie-Pierre Duboscq ... production controller
Pauline Gouzenne ... production assistant: Paris
Pascale Guilbaud ... script supervisor
Sylvie Michel ... script supervisor (as Sylvie Michel-Casey)

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Plot Summary

The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the arrival of the Red Army of the Caucasus, as the Soviet revolution that has swept Russian comes to Georgia. Told as a flashback from the present, as a French-Georgian man whose mother was Pascal's lover translates his memoirs for Pascal's niece. Written by Michael C. Berch

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Also Known As
  • Les mille et une recettes du cuisinier amoureux (France)
  • 1001 Рецепт влюбленного кулинара (Russia)
  • 1001 Rezepte eines verliebten Kochs (Germany)
  • A Chef in Love (Canada, English title)
  • A Chef in Love (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Budget FRF17,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in Night Falls on Manhattan/Rudyard Kipling's the Second Jungle Book/Love! Valour! Compassion!/Sprung/A Chef in Love (1997). See more »

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