Merci Pour le Chocolat


1h 39m 2000

Brief Synopsis

A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company that manufactures Swiss chocolates. Andre is her su

Film Details

Also Known As
Nightcap
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
EMPIRE PICTURES/FIRST RUN FEATURES/REMSTAR; Empire Pictures/First Run Features
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company that manufactures Swiss chocolates. Andre is her suave, concert pianist husband whose first wife died years ago in a mysterious car accident. When Jeanne, a beautiful young woman, enters the home of Mika and Andre, raising questions about her possible relationship to the family, tensions mount, alliances shift, and all the while, Mika prepares and faithfully serves her special recipe for hot chocolate each evening.

Film Details

Also Known As
Nightcap
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
EMPIRE PICTURES/FIRST RUN FEATURES/REMSTAR; Empire Pictures/First Run Features
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Completed shooting April 21, 2000.

Released in United States Summer July 31, 2002

Released in United States August 16, 2002 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video April 22, 2003

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) August 30 - September 9, 2000.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme) January 24 - February 4, 2001.)

Winner of Best Actress (Isabelle Huppert) at the 2000 Montreal World Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer July 31, 2002

Released in United States August 16, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 22, 2003

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States 2001

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 24 - September 4, 2000.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) August 30 - September 9, 2000.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme) January 24 - February 4, 2001.

Began shooting March 6, 2000.