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Merci pour le Chocolat ()

Merci pour le chocolat (original title)
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In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother. Lenna leans that when she was born, a nurse had mistakenly told to... See more »

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Marie-Claire 'Mika' Muller
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André Polonski
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Jeanne Pollet
Rodolphe Pauly ...
Guillaume Polonski
Brigitte Catillon ...
Louise Pollet
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Dufreigne
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Axel
Lydia Andrei ...
Lisbeth
Véronique Alain ...
Madame le Maire
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Pauline
Jacqueline Burnand
François Germond
Antoinette Martin
Michel Moulin
Jean-Marie Daunas
Catherine Epars
Rodolphe Ittig
Nathalie Gaubicher
Sibylle Blanc
James Hauduroy
Anthony Glur
Alberto Soccorsi

Directed by

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Claude Chabrol

Written by

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Caroline Eliacheff ... (scenario) &
Claude Chabrol ... (scenario)
 
Caroline Eliacheff ... (dialogue) &
Claude Chabrol ... (dialogue)
 
Charlotte Armstrong ... (novel "The Chocolate Cobweb")

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Yvon Crenn ... executive producer
Marin Karmitz ... producer
Jean-Louis Porchet ... associate producer
Gérard Ruey ... associate producer

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Matthieu Chabrol

Cinematography by

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Renato Berta

Film Editing by

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Monique Fardoulis

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Sylvie Lager ... assistant editor
Rodolphe Molla ... assistant editor
Florence Poulain ... assistant editor

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Ivan Niclass

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Elisabeth Tavernier

Makeup Department

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Max Buhler ... hair stylist
Paul de Fisser ... hair stylist
Sonia Geneux ... makeup artist
Thi-Loan Nguyen ... makeup artist

Production Management

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David Crenn ... assistant unit manager
Yvon Crenn ... production manager
Francine Lusser ... unit manager

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Cécile Maistre ... first assistant director
Daniel Maurer ... assistant director
Isabelle Vossart ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Georges Ayusawa ... assistant decorator: Switzerland
Pierre Galliard ... property master
Rekha Musale ... assistant decorator: Switzerland

Sound Department

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Jonathan Acbard ... assistant sound
Jean-Pierre Duret ... sound
Michel Filippi ... adr supervisor
Bruno Langiano ... sound effects editor
André Naudin ... sound effects editor
Claude Villand ... sound
Pascal Vuillemin ... sound mixer

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Fabrice Aragno ... grip: Switzerland
Eric Bonnaire ... grip
Philippe Cadeau ... gaffer (as Philip Cadeau)
Youcef Djedra ... electrician
Thierry Labille ... electrician
Jérémie Nassif ... still photographer
Olivier Porchet ... second assistant camera: Switzerland
Gilles-Vincent Rieder ... grip: Switzerland
Dominique Robert ... key grip
Cédric Russo ... electrician: Switzerland
Michel Thiriet ... camera operator
Jean-Paul Toraille ... first assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cécile Cotten ... costumer
Laurence Glentzin ... wardrobe
Hélène Robin ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Olga Fabrizio ... trainee location manager

Music Department

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Ricardo Castro ... piano
Frédéric Chopin ... composer: additional music (as Chopin)
Claude Debussy ... composer: additional music (as Debussy)
Aline Jaussi ... piano
Franz Liszt ... composer: additional music (as Liszt)
Gustav Mahler ... composer: additional music (as Mahler)
L' Orchestre Symphonique Français ... musician (as Solistes de l'Orchestre Symphonique Français)
Laurent Petitgirard ... conductor
Franz Schubert ... composer: additional music (as Schubert)
Alexander Scriabin ... composer: additional music (as Scriabine)

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Vanessa Balmer ... production assistant: Switzerland
Aurore Chabrol ... script supervisor
Monica Donati ... press attache
Sandra Gerber ... production assistant: Switzerland
Nathalie Kreuther ... production assistant
Gisele Musy ... production administrator: Switzerland
Helene Platel ... production administrator: Switzerland
Claudia Tur ... production secretary: Switzerland
Gisèle Vuillaume ... production administrator

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Plot Summary

In Lausanne, the aspirant pianist Jeanne Pollet has lunch with her mother Louise Pollet, her boyfriend Axel and his mother. Lenna leans that when she was born, a nurse had mistakenly told to the prominent pianist André Polonski that she would be his daughter. André has just remarried his first wife, the heiress of a Swiss chocolate factory Marie-Claire "Mika" Muller and they live in Lausanne with André's son Guillaume Polonski. Out of the blue, Jeanne visits André and he offers to give piano classes to help her in her examination. Jeanne becomes closer to André and sooner she discovers that Mika might be drugging her stepson with Rohypnol. Further, she might have killed his second wife Lisbeth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Nightcap (Canada, English title)
  • Merci pour le Chocolat (World-wide, English title)
  • Merci pour le Chocolat (United States)
  • Merci pour le Chocolat (United Kingdom)
  • Süßes Gift (Germany)
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  • 101 min
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Trivia At the time this movie was shot, the house was owned by David Bowie who was trying to sell it. See more »
Goofs (at around 40 mins) When Mika is talking to Dr. Pollet in the hospital, two crew members feet and a cable (possibly the boom mic's cable) are visible moving - reflected on the side of table. This shot lasts for approx 50 seconds like this. See more »
Movie Connections References Night at the Crossroads (1932). See more »
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