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Les saveurs du Palais (2012)

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The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

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Christian Vincent

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Etienne Comar (screenplay), Christian Vincent (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Frot ... Hortense Laborie
Arthur Dupont ... Nicolas Bauvois
Jean d'Ormesson Jean d'Ormesson ... Le Président
Hippolyte Girardot ... David Azoulay
Jean-Marc Roulot Jean-Marc Roulot ... Jean-Marc Luchet
Philippe Uchan Philippe Uchan ... Coche-Dury
Laurent Poitrenaux Laurent Poitrenaux ... Jean-Michel Salomé
Hervé Pierre Hervé Pierre ... Perrières (as Hervé Pierre sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Brice Fournier Brice Fournier ... Pascal Lepiq
Roch Leibovici Roch Leibovici ... Olivier Moncoulon
Thomas Chabrol ... Le directeur de cabinet du préfet
Arly Jover ... La journaliste Mary
Joe Sheridan ... Le photographe John
Louis-Emmanuel Blanc Louis-Emmanuel Blanc ... Arnaud Fremier
David Houri David Houri ... David Epenot
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Storyline

Hortense Laborie is a celebrated chef living in the Perigord region. To her great surprise, the President of the Republic appoints her as his personal cook. She accepts reluctantly but once she has accepted her nomination, Hortense works her heart and soul to produce both a stylish and authentic cuisine. For a while, she manages to impose herself thanks to her sturdy character and despite the jealousies she arouses among the other chefs. For a while only, unfortunately for her and for... the President. Written by Guy Bellinger

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chef | produce | cook | f rated | formality | See All (54) »

Taglines:

He runs the country. She runs the kitchen. Together they serve with excellence. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

19 September 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bon appetit, Hr. President See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,387, 22 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$212,072, 27 October 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The red wine which Hortense serves with the black truffle toast for the President in her kitchen, is 1969 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve, for which the most recent (June 2016) global average price per 1 bottle is 1107 Euros, without taxes. (approx. 1248 US Dollars). See more »

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Referenced in La noche de...: La cocinera del presidente (2017) See more »

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Danse Macabre
composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
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A Feast for the Gourmet and the Gourmand
15 February 2015 | by Beverly DameSee all my reviews

The French love food. They talk about what to have for lunch at breakfast and what to have for dinner at lunch. "Haute Cuisine" took me back to Paris and that love for food. Mlle. Frot was a wonderful chef and the food produced by someone (WHO???) was spectacular. Savoy cabbage stuffed with salmon. Oh my.

The only jarring note was the actor who played "Le President." Too old to be Mitterand.

I'll watch this again to capture her recipe for the salad dressing and the name of the cookbook Le President loved.

BTW is she still alive and cooking?


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