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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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3,899 ( 607)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Competition is the spice of life. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Om Puri (Papa) was called "Papa" by the cast. He also moved out of the hotel they all stayed in so that he would have a place to cook for them. See more »

Goofs

Marguerite collected mushroom called Boletus luridiformis which is fully edible, but she was told by Madame Mallory that it is Boletus satanas which is poisonous. See more »

Quotes

Hassan: [narrating] And my mother was my instructor.
Mama: The sea urchins taste of life, don't you think ? Life has its own flavor. Hidden in that shell, raw, beautiful life.
Hassan: [narrating] It was an education for all of the senses.
Mama: But to cook, you must kill. You make ghosts. You cook to make ghosts. Spirits that live on in every ingredient.
Hassan: [narrating] But mostly, I was taught.
Hassan: [Slurping] How to taste.
Mama: Can you taste them?
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Connections

Features Indian Corn (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly A Kite
Written by Alberto Iglesias
From the motion picture "The Kite Runner (2007)"
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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lovely
8 January 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

I do know the adapted book. But the film is obvious a delight. Sure, the temptation of critic is not small but the basic virtue of film is to be lovely. Not convincing, not complex. Just lovely. And it has few atu who are more than significant, from the performances to the flavors escaping from screen. It has, in same measure , a seductive "spice" - the meet between Hellen Mirren and Om Puri. Short, it represents a real delight. The photography is one of proofs.


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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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