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Chocolat 1988

Based on director Claire Denis's childhood memories, Chocolat examines the devastating effect of French colonialism through the eyes of a young girl coming of age in 1950s West Africa. When a plane makes an emergency landing in the isolated colonial post where 8-year-old France (Cécile Ducasse) lives, a diverse group of whites and Africans is stranded and must stay with France's family, forcing sexual, social and class tensions to arise.

Release Date:April 30th, 1988
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Running Time:105 minutes
Directed By:
No image existsClaire Denis
Written By:
No image existsClaire Denis
No image existsJean-Pol Fargeau
No image existsIsaach de Bankole
No image existsFrancois Cluzet
No image existsEmmanuelle Chaulet
Kenneth CranhamKenneth Cranham
No image existsDidier Flamand
No image existsGiulia Boschi
No image existsJean-Claude Adelin
No image existsLaurent Arnal
No image existsJean Bediebe
No image existsJean-Quentin Châtelain
No image existsJacques Denis
No image existsCécile Ducasse
No image existsClementine Essono
No image existsEssindi Mindja
No image existsDonatus Ngala

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Chocolat Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/11/2009)

The story is about a little girl growing up in colonial Africa, but it is so much more than that.

Anyone growing up in the South would experience the same things. A longing for another, one of a different race, that cannot be consummated. Even a glance is forbidden. There are no words needed. Their facial expressions say...

(complete Chocolat review by Movie Addict)

Chocolat Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/11/2007)

No this is not the annoying film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. This is a film by feminist filmmaker Claire Denis about a little girl named France growing up in Cameroon.

We see the juxtaposition of the life of a colonial French family and the African people who serve them. Yet just as we are beginning to...

(complete Chocolat review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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