Chocolat


2h 1m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Vianne Rocher and her 6-year-old daughter move to a small village in southern France, near Toulouse, and open a chocolate shop across from the church, just as the town is preparing to observe Lent. The parish priest is horrified, especially since Vianne keeps her tempting shop open on Sundays. In ti

Film Details

Also Known As
Le, Le Chocolat
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Dijon, France; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; West Country, England, United Kingdom; Flavigny-sur-Ozcrain, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

Vianne Rocher and her 6-year-old daughter move to a small village in southern France, near Toulouse, and open a chocolate shop across from the church, just as the town is preparing to observe Lent. The parish priest is horrified, especially since Vianne keeps her tempting shop open on Sundays. In time, the arrival of the mother/daughter team and their shop transforms the conservative and religious locals into open-minded, fun-loving people.

Crew

David Abbott

Carpenter

Brian Agar

Driver

Betty Ainglie

Accounting Assistant

Simon Alderton

Other

Michael Anderson

Foley Recordist

Peter Andrews

Production

David Appleby

Photography

Paul Apted

Assistant Editor

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Mark Bakowski

Technical Operations Manager

Helen Ball

Visual Effects

Kerry Barden

Casting

Stephen Barker

Post-Production Supervisor

Stephane Barlow

Assistant Location Manager

Libbie Barr

Script Supervisor

Helen Barrett

Hair

Victoria Bate

Editorial Assistant

Keith Batterbee

Other

David Bell

Sound

Steven Bell

Other

Tarik Ait Ben Ali

Stand-In

Mark Bennett

Casting Associate

Chrissie Beveridge

Hair

Walter Bienz

Other

Roy Biggs

Production

Tony Bird

Transportation Manager

Neil Birdsall

Driver

Alan C. Blomquist

Executive Producer

Brian Blues

Carpenter

Ian Blume

Editorial Assistant

Francoise Bouillon-pommerolle

Production Accountant

Antoinette Boulat

Casting

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Nicholas Bowan

Other

Jeremy Braben

Photography

Mark Brady

Carpenter

Stuart Brisdon

Special Effects Supervisor

David Brown

Producer

Tabitha Burill

Accounting Assistant

Gary Burkhardt

Carpenter

John Butler

Other

Frank Cadden

Adr

Darren Caen

Carpenter

Noel Campbell

Carpenter

David Carbonara

Music Editor

John Carbonara

Music

Caroline Chapman

Production Assistant

Marty Cherix

Casting

May Chu

Assistant

Ted Clark

Sound Editor

Cleone Clarke

Production Coordinator

Molly Clayton

Casting Associate

Benoit Clemenceau

Props

Kyrsten Mate Comoglio

Sound

Stanley Cook

Propman

Marc Cooper

Unit Production Manager

Marc Cooper

Coproducer

Trevor Cooper

Other

Marceline Corthesy

Advisor

Augus Coxon

Production Accountant

Elise Crosnier

Transportation Coordinator

Matthew D'angibau

Visual Effects

Jeny Da Vidoff Cook

Associate Editor

Eric Dachs

Assistant Sound Editor

Sean Danischevsky

Visual Effects

Hannah Davies

Assistant

Thomas Davies

Carpenter

Leonard Day

Carpenter

Louise Dean

Driver

David Deane

Advisor

Dominique Delany

Assistant Director

Christi Dembrowski

Assistant

Michel Derange

Assistant Location Manager

Larry Di Stefano

Apprentice

Chris Dibble

Music

Vincent Dicop

Accounting Assistant

Deborah Maxwell Dion

Casting Associate

Joe Dipple

Dresser

Laetitia Dom

Other

Alain Dominiceki

Accounting Assistant

Naomi Donne

Hair

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Gill Ducker

Props Buyer

Stephen P Dunn

Assistant Director

Said Ejjayha

Other

Alex Fenn

Office Runner

Joah Fettus

Other

John Field

Other

Chuck Finch

Gaffer

Wiliam Finch

Electrician

Steven Fitzwater

Construction

Tom Fleischman

Rerecording

Gerry Floyd

Driver

James Foster

Art Director

Bob Fowles

Driver

Sound San Francisco

Sound

John Frankish

Art Director

Guy Frost

Other

Brian Gallagher

Adr

Dan Garlick

Grip

Karl George

Carpenter

Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

Hair

Aura Gilge

Sound

Amy Gilliam

Camera Trainee

Kit Golden

Producer

John Grant

Other

Matt Gray

Other

Richard Graysmark

Assistant Director

Christine Greaves

Other

Frederic Greene

Production Accountant

Alan Grenham

Other

Andrew Griffiths

Sound

Mick Gromaley

Assistant Editor

David Gropman

Production Designer

Alan Grosch

Electrician

Peter Grove

Carpenter

Mark Haddenham

Special Effects

Peggy Hall-plessas

Dialect Coach

Johan Hallstrom

Video Assist/Playback

George Hammer

Music Conductor

Wayne Hammond

Carpenter

Joanne Harris

Source Material (From Novel)

Joanne Harris

Advisor

Salonge Hartman

Other

Brian Hathaway

Driver

Jenny Hawkins

Costumes

Darren Hayward

Carpenter

Norrie Henderson

Other

Sarah Higbid

Costume Department

Terry Higgs

Other

Christian Holden

Cashier

Buck Holland

Assistant

Leslie Holleran

Producer

Katherine J Hook

Other

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Michael Howlett

Other

Emily Howsam

Production Assistant

John Hubbard

Casting

Ros Hubbard

Casting

Linus Hume

Post-Production Assistant

Andrew Hunt

Costumes

Antony Hunt

Visual Effects

Peter Hunt

Grader

Gary Ixer

Props

Robert Nelson Jacobs

Screenplay

Sallie Jaye

Hair

Richard Jones

Carpenter

Renee Ehrlich Kalfus

Costume Designer

Michael Kirchenberger

Sound Editor

Thomas Kodros

Consultant

Dan Korintus

Sound Editor

Michelle Raimo Kouyate

Co-Executive Producer

Joe Kowalcwski

Costumes

Bob Last

Music Supervisor

Terry Laudemilch

Other

Jane Law

Costume Department

Paul Lawlor

Carpenter

Coralie Lew

Art Assistant

Kevin Lloyd

Production

Mike Lloyd

Other

Martin Lock

Driver

Katherine Lofting

Other

Lee Lighting Ltd

Lighting

Anna-marie Lund

Scenic Artist

Mary Luther

Other

Ged Lydeh

Carpenter

Michael Lynch

Other

Alice Lyons

Other

Searlett Mackmin

Choreographer

Amy Maclean

Casting

Rose Maher

Assistant

Colin Manning

Grip

Ray Marsden

Wig Supplier

Lina Martins

Assistant

Louise Marzaroli

Art Director

David Mayhew

Carpenter

Paula Mcbreen

Production Coordinator

Jim Mcbride

Sound

Jane Mcculley

Adr Editor

Marie Mcferran

Production Coordinator

Stephenie Mcmillan

Set Decorator

Ginette Mejinsky

Unit Production Manager

Damon Meridith

Assistant Location Manager

Billy Merrell

Best Boy

Andreas Meszaros

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Rick Mietkowski

Camera

Sylvie Milley

Other

Alice Mitchell

Visual Effects

Jeremy Molod

Foley Editor

Andrew Mondshein

Editor

Everett Moore

Apprentice

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

Chris Munro

Sound Mixer

Eddie Murphy

Carpenter

Doug Murray

Adr

John Murray

Other

Spencer Murray

Other

Bruce Neighbor

Driver

Chas Newens

Animal Wrangler

Film Details

Also Known As
Le, Le Chocolat
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Dijon, France; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; West Country, England, United Kingdom; Flavigny-sur-Ozcrain, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Award Nominations

Best Actress

2000
Juliette Binoche

Best Adapted Screenplay

2000

Best Picture

2000

Best Score

2000

Best Supporting Actress

2000
Judi Dench

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the People's Choice Award for Best Acresss (Juliette Binoche) at the 2001 European Film Awards.

Nominated for the 2000 Award for Best Costume Design in a Feature Film - Period/Fantasy from the Costume Designers Guild (CDG).

Nominated for the 2000 award for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published from the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Nominated for the 2000 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature - Comedy or Musical, from the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Nominated for three 2000 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, including Best Actress (Juliette Binoche), Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench) and Best Ensemble Cast.

Winner of the 2000 Award for Best Production Design in a Feature Film - Contemporary from the Society of Motion Picture & Television Art Directors/ Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench), from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Also nominated for Best Actress (Juliette Binoche) and Best Ensemble Cast.

Released in United States Winter December 15, 2000

Expanded Release in United States January 5, 2001

Wide Release in United States January 19, 2001

Released in United States on Video August 7, 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.

Joanne Harris' novel, "Chocolat," was first published by Viking Press in 1999.

Began shooting May 25, 2000.

Completed shooting July 28, 2000.

Released in United States Winter December 15, 2000

Expanded Release in United States January 5, 2001

Wide Release in United States January 19, 2001

Released in United States on Video August 7, 2001

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 7-18, 2001.)