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Cuisine américaine (1998)

an aspiring master-chef on a US military vessel is dishonorably discharged/quits his post and and instead feeeloling sorry for himself, uses the oppotunity to go to Paris, France and apply ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean-Yves Pitoun
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Cast

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Jason Lee ... Loren Collins
Eddy Mitchell ... Louis Boyer
Irène Jacob ... Gabrielle Boyer
Isabelle Petit-Jacques Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... Carole
Sylvie Loeillet Sylvie Loeillet ... Suzanne
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Vincent
Anthony Valentine ... Wellington
Michel Muller ... Tax Inspector
Isabelle Leprince Isabelle Leprince ... Agnes
Laurent Gendron Laurent Gendron ... Bruno
Gérard Chaillou Gérard Chaillou ... Roger
Lyès Salem ... Karim
Linda Powell ... Miller
Skipp Sudduth ... Wicks
David Gabison David Gabison ... Fredet
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an aspiring master-chef on a US military vessel is dishonorably discharged/quits his post and and instead feeeloling sorry for himself, uses the oppotunity to go to Paris, France and apply as a trainee at his hero's restaurant (this hero is an internationally known book-writing master chef and it is his book/s which inspired him to become a chef) the movie is about a young man's professional struggle to become better at his trade/profession. Written by GreenDeliveries.info tal dror

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Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 October 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

American Cuisine See more »

Filming Locations:

Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France See more »

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Budget:

FRF 43,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Rather than resort to dubbing or subtitling for release to other countries, the actors recorded lines in both French and English. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was shoot in English and French simultaneously. In the French version Jason Lee recited his dialogues in French when he arrive to France, and just few of his lines were keep in English. The rest of the French cast spoke in French with just a few lines in English. In the English version Jason Lee spoke always in English with just a few lines and words in French. Eddy Mitchell, Irène Jacob, Isabelle Petit-Jacques and Sylvie Loeillet did alternate takes in English. A few takes were kept with the actors speaking on their native languages and later dubbed in French or English. See more »

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for those who love food
1 October 1999 | by yanefSee all my reviews

this pleasant-enough comedy is mostly an excuse for a detailed glimpse into the world of gourmet cooking. the formulaic plot concerns an aspiring american who goes to work for a famous temperamental french chef. he ends up loved by the chef and marrying the chef's daughter. nothing special here. however, if you're interested in becoming a chef de cuisine or just curious about what goes on in the kitchens of the world's best restaurants, you'll find it fascinating. plus, there's a lot of gourmet food to drool over. especially memorable is one shot: the chef prepares to release onto the world the first dish that he invented and added to the menu himself. the camera takes the dish's pov, as the waiter carries the plate out of the kitchen, the proud cook & his loving spouse hold hands and gaze like two parents sending their only son into battle!


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