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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Madame Mallory
... Papa
... Hassan
... Marguerite
... Mansur
... Mahira
... Mukthar
... Aisha
... Mayor
... Jean-Pierre
Vincent Elbaz ... Paul
... Mama
Alban Aumard ... Marcel
... Mayor's Wife
Antoine Blanquefort ... Thomas
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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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Competition is the spice of life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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8 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un viaje de diez metros  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,123,000, 10 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,240,821

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,880,821
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The first recipe Hassan reads from Marguerite's cookbook is for clafoutis. See more »

Goofs

While the family travels to France, the shot after Hassan tastes the Tomato, the shot is not in France but the scenery is in South Tyrol, Italy. Val di Funes with the Geissler Mountains in the back. 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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Features Indian Corn (1972) See more »

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Bahon Mein Teri
Written by Rajesh Roshan and Sahir Ludhianvi
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi (as Mohd Rafi)
Courtesy of Saregama India by arrangement with The Royalty Network, Inc .
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I wanted to eat on both sides of the street
8 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

The only thing which bothered me a little bit about this movie was that the restaurant owner of a French restaurant somewhere in the countryside is played by an English actress. And I love Helen Mirren. There are some weird language situations which do not make sense. Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed this little comedy about two of my favorite foods. I could not decide on which side of the street I wanted to eat.

As a senior citizen myself I am always happy when a movie is carried by people my age. And boy do Helen Mirren and Om Puri carry this movie. If you want to spend pleasant two hours in the company of entertaining people and pictures of delicious food, you will have a good time seeing this movie.


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