When single mother Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) and her six-year-old daughter, Anouk (Victoire Thivisol) move to rural France and open a chocolate shop, with Sunday hours, across the street from the local church, they are met with some skepticism. But as soon as they coax the townspeople into enjoying their delicious products, they are warmly welcomed.
Although Johnny Depp lived in France at the time of filming, he doesn't appear in any of the scenes shot in France. All of his scenes were filmed on a set, or on-location in England. All of Dame Judi Dench's scenes were filmed in England. The DVD commentary notes that her husband was very ill during the shoot, and it was important for her to be close to home. See more »
In one of the scenes where Vianne is getting the pot of hot chocolate to pour a cup for Armande, there is a 1990s-style heating device near where she got the pot. See more »
Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility.
[Sunday morning congregation sings]
If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you.
[wife kicks sleeping husband in pew]
The season of Lent is upon us. This is of course a time of abstinence. Hopefully also it's a time of ...
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How did this not win any of the 5 Oscars it was nominated for?
Unbelievable when a film so different and has so much charm but doesn't get awards I'm offended! Anyway though Chococlat is lovely while being a bit boring which is ok cause it's very well done. I don't have much to say it's a decadent treat of beauty.
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