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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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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 ... Thomas
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Storyline

The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), 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 (Charlotte Le Bon), in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam (Om Puri) 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 (Dame Helen Mirren), 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

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:

$89,514,453
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The family name Kadam, translates to "foot" in Urdu/Hindi. See more »

Goofs

At 1:05:51, when Madame is making an omelet under Hassan's instructions, we see her hand raising after breaking an egg in long shot and then again in closeup. 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

Red Carpet
Written by Hooper and Quint
Performed by Figure and Groove
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Among the most refreshing movie of recent times
8 August 2014 | by dnbonthenetSee all my reviews

When I first noticed the ratings on IMDb, my expectations before watching the movie were substantially toned down. I went to the movie with a rather unassuming frame of mind, hoping something good would come out of from the two hours I planned to spend.

But, I must say that ratings do not hand down the justice the movie deserves. The story is set in south France, and narrates a clash of two beautiful cultures via its respective culinary grandeur. Further embellished into the story line are two very beautiful actors. Overall, the movie leaves a very refreshing taste in the end. The entire movie has a very subtle and harmonious tone, with no significant ups or downs, clash or surprises. Its a very easy to watch, light movie that can be enjoyed with the entire family.

I feel this movie presents an excellent characterization of the type of globalization our society has come to bear. Unfortunately, as embodied by the reviews and ratings, it appears the western audience is not yet ready to embrace a non-western, non-Caucasian actors. I hope this changes soon.


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