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SOMM (2012)

Somm (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 21 June 2013 (Canada)
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Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.

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Jason Wise

Writer:

Jason Wise
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Credited cast:
Bo Barrett Bo Barrett ... Self
Shayn Bjornholm Shayn Bjornholm ... Self
Dave Cauble Dave Cauble ... Self
Ian Cauble Ian Cauble ... Self
Andrea Cecci Andrea Cecci ... Self
Fred Dame Fred Dame ... Self
Elizabeth Dowty Elizabeth Dowty ... Self
Whitney Fisher Whitney Fisher ... Self
Jay Fletcher Jay Fletcher ... Self
Jean Marie Fourrier Jean Marie Fourrier ... Self
Wilhelm Haag Wilhelm Haag ... Self
Drew Hendricks Drew Hendricks ... Self
Michael Jordan Michael Jordan ... Self
Geoff Kruth Geoff Kruth ... Self
Mercedes Lam Mercedes Lam ... Self
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Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.

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The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world's most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations. Since its inception in 1969, 230 candidates ( as of 2016 ) have reached the exalted Master level. The exam covers every nuance of the world of wine, spirits and cigars. See more »

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Good wine movie, wishing for better music
1 July 2013 | by alceinwdldSee all my reviews

Compelling look at the dedication needed to pass one of the hardest exams in the world. Each of the candidates featured in the movie had interesting personality quirks that kept my interest... I found myself rooting for all of them, knowing the odds were against them.

This documentary will likely appeal to wine lovers, but perhaps also those who are curious about wine or appreciate obsessions. This documentary reminded me of Kings of Pastry- a similar look at an exam that requires full obsession and dedication. Although not about an exam, the sushi documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi had a similar feel.

The constant background music during dialogue/ emotional high points was very distracting, enough to dock it a point or two.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | German | French

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (Canada) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Burgundy, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,050, 23 June 2013

Gross USA:

$174,197

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,197
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Forgotten Man Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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