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Merci pour le chocolat
7.6
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3,629 Ratings

MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT

Directed by Claude Chabrol
France, Switzerland, 2000
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

When the wife of the pianist André dies in an accident, he remarries his first wife, the chocolatier Mika. Together with his son Guillaume, they live a perfect family life. But when the young pianist Jeanne arrives in search of a mentor, it becomes clear that not all is well beneath the surface.

Synopsis

When the wife of the pianist André dies in an accident, he remarries his first wife, the chocolatier Mika. Together with his son Guillaume, they live a perfect family life. But when the young pianist Jeanne arrives in search of a mentor, it becomes clear that not all is well beneath the surface.

Our take

When asked by Chabrol if she wanted to play a pervert, Huppert, true to form, enthusiastically said “Yes!” So came about this benignly-titled character study that leaves an acidic aftertaste. Underneath the smooth veneer of chic interiors and bourgeois civility, dark impulses quietly congeal.