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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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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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Food is memory 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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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The two restaurants facing each other were digitally created. The Maison Mumbai actually faced a large field. The producers paved a 75 m stretch of road and built a building facade on the opposite side with a blue screen on the top. See more »

Goofs

The fireworks displays are artificial. With real fireworks, there would be a noticeable delay between a visual explosion and audio of the explosion. In the film, the boom is instantaneous. 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

Mozart String Quartet No 16 in E Flat Major, KV 428
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Joanna Maurer, Suzanne Ornstein, Shmuel Katz and Alan J. Stepansky (as Alan Stepansky)
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Nicely cooked..
13 August 2014 | by jay_ymidSee all my reviews

The hundred foot journey

  A fabulous meal is incomplete without a word of compliment to the chef.   The fine dining etiquettes might not mention anything about the compliments to the chef. But a fabulous meal is the one which serves the correct amount of flavors satisfying your soul. And when a soul is satisfied you praise..  

Such a meal is served when you see the movie, 'the hundred foot journey'. And so is the flavor correctly served at all times throughout the movie that it binds you through all five courses of your meal. The actors Om puri and Helen  do a fabulous job by providing that correct masala to the french cheesy love story of Hassan and Marguerite.  

The film is beautifully shot with good writing. Overall the movie is a good watch for audience willing to watch something different than normal tadka films being served to them.


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