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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

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 Antoine Blanquefort ... Thomas
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Storyline

The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, 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, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam 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 herself, 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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Taglines:

Life's greatest journey begins with the first step. 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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Language:

English | French | Hindi

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:

$88,880,821
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Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Although the novel is set in the 1990s, the story is modernized for the film. See more »

Goofs

At 32:57, you see the spice box with costly spices. It is unlikely that someone will put coriander in such box. 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

References The Queen (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Cafe D'Étoile
Written and Produced by A.R. Rahman and Matthias Gohl
Performed by Gil Goldstein, Peter Calo and Zev Katz
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Simple, yet much better a tale than most films.
14 August 2014 | by sushant0406See all my reviews

I had not planned to watch this movie. It was just out of pure boredom that I opened my local newspaper to check for the list of movie shows in the next hour and decided to go for it. There was a show of The Hundred- Foot Journey and am I glad that I went to watch it.

The director was able to successfully depict the initial struggle of an Indian family, that has moved to France, after losing their matriarch to the fires of the local riots; their belligerent yet funny competition and subsequent truce with the owner of a local and famous restaurant right opposite theirs; and finally nurturing the talent of the Indian boy who had a gift of cooking by the very same French lady and his rise to stardom .

The film also has a touching moment that all the people staying away from their loved ones must have felt in their lives. Actor Manish Dayal did a splendid role in that scene and gave a good performance,overall. The trio of Om Puri, Helen Mirren and Charlotte Le Bon did a splendid job and kept me laughing(Puri and Mirren to be specific) and intrigued the whole time. Not a moment of boredom.

Charlote Le Bon is not only an ocean of talent, but, is insanely gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing her in more movies.


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