The Taste of Others


1h 52m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Jean-Jacques Castella is a successful suburban businessman, painfully aware of his inability to keep up with the fast changing times. He has no appreciation of the arts, until his wife Angelique drags him to a moving performance of Racine's "Berenice." Much to his surprise, he is overwhelmed by the

Film Details

Also Known As
Gout des autres, Le, Gusto degli altri, Il Gusto degli altri, It Takes All Kinds, Le goût des autres, Lust auf Anderes, Other People's Taste, Para Todos los Gustos, Taste of Others, andras ögon
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Mikros Image; PathT International; Pathe Image; StudioCanal; Telema
Distribution Company
LES FILMS S+VILLE/MIRAMAX/OFFLINE RELEASING; MIRAMAX/OFFLINE RELEASING; A-Film Distribution; Alternative Films; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Les Films Séville; Les Films Séville; Lucky Red; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Palace Films; PathT International; Tobis Film; Triangelfilm; Vertigo Films (Spain)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Jean-Jacques Castella is a successful suburban businessman, painfully aware of his inability to keep up with the fast changing times. He has no appreciation of the arts, until his wife Angelique drags him to a moving performance of Racine's "Berenice." Much to his surprise, he is overwhelmed by the power and beauty of the lead actress, Clara Devaux, who plays the Queen. He becomes so infatuated with her that he goes back to the play every night. Finally, these two polar opposites are forced together when Castella reluctantly tries to learn English for an important business deal and his English teacher turns out to be Clara.

Crew

Marie Josee Alie

Song ("Caresse Moin")

Jean-pierre Bacri

Screenwriter

Isobelle Baille

Other

Jean-paul Batailley

Conservatory Musician

Nicolas Becker

Sound Effects

Christian Berard

Producer

Gilles Blanc

Conservatory Musician

Tony Bonfils

Conservatory Musician

Laurent Boudaud

Sound Engineer

Katia Boutin

Dialogue Editor

Jackie Budin

Costume Designer

Daniel Chevalier

Production Manager

Nora Cismondi

Conservatory Musician

Francois Colou

Titles/Opticals

Franck Congi

Location Manager

Laurent Dailland

Director Of Photography

Laurent Dailland

Dp/Cinematographer

Herve De Luze

Editor

Patrick De Ranter

Steadicam Operator

Georges Demetrau

Special Effects

Sebastien Deux

Assistant Director

Edouard Dubois

Music Consultant

Jean-pierre Duret

Sound

Francois Emmanuelli

Production Designer

Philippe Escanecrabe

Co-Mixer

Pascal Fauville

Special Effects

Kathleen Ferrier

Other

Michel Flaesch

Margot'S Trainer (The Dog)

Dominique Gaborieau

Sound

Antoine Garceau

Assistant Director

Charles Gassot

Producer

Eric Giausserand

Conservatory Musician

Roland Godard

Unit Manager

Philippe Grauvogel

Conservatory Musician

Sarah Guetta

Hair Stylist

George Frederick Handel

Song Performer ("Spring Is Coming" (From 'Re'Di Germania'))

George Frederick Handel

Song

Brigitte Hedou-prat

Script Supervisor

Jacques Hinstin

Executive Producer

Pierre Holassian

Conservatory Musician

Alain Jaille

Conservatory Musician

Agnfs Jaoui

Screenwriter

Jean-charles Jarrell

Music Arranger

Michel Klochendler

Sound

Aurette Leroy

Location Manager

Jacques Levy

Post-Synchronization

Valerie Lindon

Music Consultant

Vivian Lopez

Conservatory Musician

Philippe Mangin

Hairdresser

Paula Marshall

Other

Felix Mendelssohn

Song Performer ("I Would That My Love-Opus 63 No I Lies")

Franz Michel

Song Performer ("Le Restaurant" "Sonata For Piano D 537")

Brigitte Moidon

Casting

Frederic Moreau

Titles/Opticals

Alexandre Mosca

Conservatory Musician

Cecile Partouche

Other

Alex Perdigon

Orchestra Conductor

Vanessa Perdigon

Conservatory Musician

Harold Purcell

Song ("Let Us Wander Not Unseen" (From 'The Indian Queen'))

Jackie Reynal

Makeup Head

Bruno Ribeira

Conservatory Musician

Franz Schubert

Song Performer ("Le Restaurant" "Sonata For Piano D 537")

Franz Schubert

Song ("Allegretto Quasi Andantino" (From Sonata For Piano D 537")

Celine Timsit

Conservatory Musician

Beranrd Tissier

2nd Camera Operator

Sylvain Trystram

Unit Manager

Bruno Vatin

Unit Production Manager

Giuseppe Verdi

Song Performer ("Gaultier Malde" (From 'Rigoletto'))

Christophe Verdier

Conservatory Musician

Catherine Vrigniault

Makeup

Film Details

Also Known As
Gout des autres, Le, Gusto degli altri, Il Gusto degli altri, It Takes All Kinds, Le goût des autres, Lust auf Anderes, Other People's Taste, Para Todos los Gustos, Taste of Others, andras ögon
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Mikros Image; PathT International; Pathe Image; StudioCanal; Telema
Distribution Company
LES FILMS S+VILLE/MIRAMAX/OFFLINE RELEASING; MIRAMAX/OFFLINE RELEASING; A-Film Distribution; Alternative Films; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Les Films Séville; Les Films Séville; Lucky Red; MIRAMAX; Miramax Home Entertainment; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Palace Films; PathT International; Tobis Film; Triangelfilm; Vertigo Films (Spain)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

2000

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of four 2000 Cesar Awards including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Anne Alvaro) and Best Supporting Actor (Gerard Lanvin).

Winner of the award for Best Screenplay at the 2000 European Film Awards (EFA).

Winner of the Grand Prix of the Americas at the 2000 Montreal World Film Festival.

Released in United States September 22, 2000

Expanded Release in United States June 8, 2001

Released in United States Winter September 22, 2001

Released in United States on Video February 26, 2002

Released in United States 2000

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 24 - September 4, 2000.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 22 - October 9, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for screenwriter Agnes Jaoui.

Released in United States September 22, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States June 8, 2001

Released in United States Winter September 22, 2001 (NY)

Released in United States on Video February 26, 2002

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

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 22 - October 9, 2000.)