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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 8 August 2014 (USA)
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The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Steven Knight (screenplay by), Richard C. Morais (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Madame Mallory
Om Puri ... Papa
Manish Dayal ... Hassan
Charlotte Le Bon ... Marguerite
Amit Shah ... Mansur
Farzana Dua Elahe ... Mahira
Dillon Mitra ... Mukthar
Aria Pandya ... Aisha
Michel Blanc ... Mayor
Clément Sibony ... Jean-Pierre
Vincent Elbaz ... Paul
Juhi Chawla ... Mama
Alban Aumard Alban Aumard ... Marcel
Shuna Lemoine Shuna Lemoine ... Mayor's Wife
Antoine Blanquefort ... Thomas
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Storyline

The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, the Kadams arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam (Om Puri) to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where Marguerite also works as a sous-chef. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. In response, there is a bridging of sides initiated by Hassan, Marguerite, and Madame Mallory (Dame Helen Mirren), both professional and personal, that encourages an understanding that will change both sides forever. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Food is memory See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The pot that Hassan uses to serve Papa is a Le Creuset cast iron enameled dutch oven. Made in France, they are individually sand-cast, which makes each one slightly unique. The underside of the lid also includes the date that the iron was cast. A Le Creuset will last for generations, and, when taken care of properly, with the enamel, can remain factory new. Depending on size, it can retail for up to six hundred dollars. The fact that the restaurant can spend this much for one pot is an indication of the quality of the restaurant. See more »

Goofs

When presenting Marguerite with the 5 mother sauces, one of them is a chunky tomato sauce. See more »

Quotes

Madame Mallory: Oh. Vous m'étonnez.
[Chuckles]
Madame Mallory: You have it. Hmm. Your pigeon had it, too.
Hassan: I know. I knew then, and I know now.
Madame Mallory: Arrogance.
Hassan: A chef must lead.
Madame Mallory: Sharp and cool and hot in the mouth, all at the same time. Do you know how long it takes chefs to learn that? What will Papa say?
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Connections

Referenced in The Middle: While You Were Sleeping (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Afreen
Music by A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar
Performed by Nakash Aziz, A.R. Rahman and the KM Sufi Ensemble
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A wonderful movie with a wonderful message.
10 August 2014 | by sohom416See all my reviews

When this movie was announced, I was honestly just going to watch because of Om Puri. However, the plot of the movie is so well written, Om Puri was just a extra bonus. This movie has humor that just comes out naturally, but it also shows lots of emotions. This movie hit me home and I am pretty sure it will hit home to others as well. The casting is very well picked and I really enjoyed this film with my family. It is one of those movies you can watch with your family, and just relax and enjoy. There were some plot holes and other things you might find odd, but the whole movie as a whole was well made. A R Rahman also never disappoints with the movie score.

Verdict: Well Written, Well Made, Enjoyable film. For foodies and the families of anyone.


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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hundred-Foot Journey See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,979,290, 10 August 2014

Gross USA:

$54,240,821

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,514,453
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Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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