6.9/10
231
3 user 5 critic

King Georges (2015)

Trailer
2:05 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Documentary about Philadelphia restaurateur Georges Perrier and the closing of his iconic restaurant, Le Bec-Fin.

Director:

Writer:

(story)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Somm (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world.

Director: Jason Wise
Stars: Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm, Dave Cauble
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Both a biopic of a complicated man and an exploration of the gathering forces that converged to shape a new American cuisine and create the cult of "celebrity chef"... A consummate hedonist... See full summary »

Directors: Lydia Tenaglia, Morgan Fallon
Stars: Stephen Torres, Martha Stewart, James Villas
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An extraordinary soup kitchen in Milan - the Refettorio Ambrosiano - run by internationally renowned chef Massimo Bottura and 40 of the world's best chefs including Ferran Adria, Rene ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Svatek
Stars: Massimo Bottura
Cooked (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world.

Stars: Michael Pollan, Isaac Pollan
Sour Grapes (2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Documentary about the fine and rare wine auction market centering around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses.

Directors: Reuben Atlas, Jerry Rothwell
Stars: Laurent Ponsot, Jay McInerney, Jefery Levy
City of Gold (2015)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary portrait that takes us into Jonathan Gold's universe to tell the improbable story of a revolution inspired by the pen, but driven by the palate.

Director: Laura Gabbert
Stars: David Chang, Roy Choi, Jonathan Gold
The Mind of a Chef (TV Series 2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Chef David Chang, along with his friends, explore, explain and enjoy food from around the world.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, David Chang, Sean Brock
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The history, politics, pleasure, and BS of wine told through opening ten very different bottles.

Director: Jason Wise
Stars: Silvia Altare, Brian Carmody, Ian Cauble
Chef's Table: France (TV Series 2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Chef's Table, French edition, goes inside the lives and kitchens of some of the world's most renowned French chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexandre Couillon, Alain Passard
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

One of the world's best restaurant, the Copenhagen based NOMA and its renowned chef-owner René Redzepi relocate the restaurant and its entire staff to Tokyo.

Director: Maurice Dekkers
Stars: Thomas Frebel, Dan Giusti, Kim Mikkola
Uncorked I (TV Series 2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Follows six sommeliers as they prepare to take the master sommelier exam.

Stars: Yannick Benjamin, Dana Gaiser, Morgan Harris
Mondovino (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on the impact of globalization on the world's different wine regions.

Director: Jonathan Nossiter
Stars: Albiera Antinori, Allegra Antinori, Lodovico Antinori
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nicholas Elmi
Georges Perrier
Edit

Storyline

Fiery French chef Georges Perrier is on a crusade to save his world-renowned 40-year-old restaurant, Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia, from closing. Times and tastes have changed and what was once cutting edge is now out of favor. KING GEORGES is the story of a determined, tragi-comic figure, and his fight - sometimes futile - to keep tradition alive.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,000, 28 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,006, 13 March 2016
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Frenchman And His Restaurant
31 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a documentary about master chef (he even wears the blue-white-red official collar) Georges Perrier, who wanted to be a chef even since childhood, endured harsh schooling in France to become a master chef, and went to the USA to open a real French restaurant...in a then-decrepit neighborhood in Philadelphia. Why there? No matter, it succeeded for forty years and won many rave reviews.

Of course, he paid a price. He had to spend all of his days working, and all of his weeks, 360 days a year, and he was an utter perfectionist, constantly bullying his chefs and using plenty of bombastic and crude language. He had a wife and daughter, but his family would break apart, and near the age of seventy he tried to pass the baton to his best chef to run the restaurant. But to no avail-the restaurant got closed, and the chef ended up creating his own restaurant, definitely more modern that his former employer's.

An interesting documentary, but it makes you think twice about ever having your own business.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial