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The Taste of Others (2000)

Le goût des autres (original title)
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The lives of 6 people over 35 in Rouen, France, and their relationship to each other.

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Agnès Jaoui
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Alvaro Anne Alvaro ... Clara Devaux
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Jean-Jacques Castella
Alain Chabat ... Bruno Deschamps
Agnès Jaoui ... Manie
Gérard Lanvin ... Franck Moreno
Christiane Millet Christiane Millet ... Angélique
Wladimir Yordanoff ... Antoine
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Valérie, l'habilleuse
Brigitte Catillon Brigitte Catillon ... Béatrice Castella
Raphaël Dufour Raphaël Dufour ... Benoît
Xavier de Guillebon Xavier de Guillebon ... Weber
Camille Andraca Camille Andraca
Céline Arnaud Céline Arnaud ... Virginie
Robert Bacri Robert Bacri ... Le père de Castella
Marie Agnès Brigot Marie Agnès Brigot ... La secrétaire de Castella (as Marie-Agnès Brigot)
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Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard while he negotiates a contract with Iranians, his wife Angélique does frou-frou interior decorating and loves her dog. The conventional Castella hires a forty-year-old actress, Clara, to tutor him in English, and he finds her and her Bohemian lifestyle fascinating. Is this love? What would she say if he declared himself? Through Bruno, Franck meets Manie, a barmaid who deals hash. They begin an affair. Are they in love? They joke about marriage. As the women hold back, the men must make decisions. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Sexy Comedy About Good Taste... And Bad Manners!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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The movie takes place and was shot in Rouen, Upper Normandy. See more »


Soundtracks

Caressé moin
Music by Marie-José Alie
Performed by Marie-José Alie (as Malavol)
Arranged by Paul Rosine
(c) Cobalt / CBH
(p) 1990 Declic Communication / EB Finances
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Feels like seventh heaven...
26 November 2000 | by stefanhoeffllinSee all my reviews

Castella isn´t very happy with his life, although his firm runs quite well. He´s tired, and unlucky with his wife. There are his bodyguard Franck, and his driver Bruno, who also got problems in their relationships. But one day Castella falls in love with Clara, his new business english teacher. He tries to change his life for her...

"Le gout des autres" is Agnes Jaoui´s debut as a director. She wrote the script together with her husband Jean Pierre Bacri (Castella) and also plays the role of Manie the waitress, Francks girlfriend. I have seen both together three years ago in "On connait la chanson", a wonderful musical-comedy. After watching "Le gout des autres" I felt like walking on clouds. Honestly, I LOVE french comedies for this! Irresistible, charming, enchanting!


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France

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French | English

Release Date:

1 March 2000 (France) See more »

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Gross USA:

$891,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,021,938
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2.35 : 1
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