A Matter of Taste


1h 31m 2000

Brief Synopsis

A handsome young waiter named Nicolas is befriended by Frederic, a wealthy and mysterious middle-aged business executive. Frederic, a man of power, influence and strictly refined tastes is strangely smitten by Nicolas' charm and naivete. Lonely and phobic, Frederic offers Nicolas a lucrative job as

Film Details

Also Known As
Affaire de goût, Matter of Taste, Question of Taste, A, Une Affaire de gout
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Auvergne-Rh(nes-Alpes CinTma; Cdp Capital; Centre National Du Cinema; France 3 Cinéma; France TTlTvisions Distribution; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
ATTITUDE FILMS/REMSTAR; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Pyramide Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

A handsome young waiter named Nicolas is befriended by Frederic, a wealthy and mysterious middle-aged business executive. Frederic, a man of power, influence and strictly refined tastes is strangely smitten by Nicolas' charm and naivete. Lonely and phobic, Frederic offers Nicolas a lucrative job as his personal food taster, an offer that Nicolas cannot refuse. In spite of their differences, a close friendship begins to emerge between the two men. Soon, however, their bond of trust and admiration spirals downward into one of deceit and obsession with consequences for which neither is prepared.

Film Details

Also Known As
Affaire de goût, Matter of Taste, Question of Taste, A, Une Affaire de gout
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Auvergne-Rh(nes-Alpes CinTma; Cdp Capital; Centre National Du Cinema; France 3 Cinéma; France TTlTvisions Distribution; Le Studio Canal Plus; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
ATTITUDE FILMS/REMSTAR; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Pyramide Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 2000.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (in competition) in New York City (French Institute) April 16-22, 2001.

Sophomore feature directorial effort for French TV host and producer Bernard Rapp who debuted with "Limited Edition/Tire a Part" (France/1996).

Released in United States Fall January 26, 2001

Released in United States November 9, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video May 13, 2008

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 9-20, 2000.)

Released in United States May 2000 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States Fall January 26, 2001

Released in United States November 9, 2001

Released in United States on Video May 13, 2008

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States May 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States April 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 9-20, 2000.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)

Released in United States April 2001 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (in competition) in New York City (French Institute) April 16-22, 2001.)