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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

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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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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 Vincent Elbaz ... Paul
Juhi Chawla ... Mama
Alban Aumard Alban Aumard ... Marcel
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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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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Official site | Official site

Language:

English | French | Hindi

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un viaje de diez metros See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

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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Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Ceps" (Boletus Edulis) are the wild mushrooms mentioned that the main characters pick throughout the movie. They are famous in French cuisine. The scene with the similar, but poisonous, mushrooms that Marguerite mistakes for ceps refers to the "Devil's Bolete" (Boletus santanas). See more »

Goofs

An omelette made in traditional French style should not be browned to such a great extent, even if it is a new creation by this emerging chef. See more »

Quotes

Papa: You want Hassan because you want another star for yourself, yes ?
Madame Mallory: Oh, yes. Yes, I will not lie. But I will also offer him a stepping stone to the world. He deserves it. He has a gift.
Papa: You are very stubborn.
[rooster crowing]
Papa: Oh, it's morning already.
[exhales]
Papa: A new dawn. So... How much will you pay him per week ?
Madame Mallory: 200 euro.
Papa: [chuckling] Now you are proving you are insane.
Madame Mallory: 250, plus food.
[...]
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Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Performed by the Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu (as Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by Peter Breiner
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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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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