Chocolat [videorecording] / Miramax Films presents a David Brown production ; produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ; directed by Lasse Hallström.
Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren't supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North...
- ISBN: 0788827006
- ISBN: 9780788827006
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Miramax Home Entertainment : .
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.
Based on the novel by Joanne Harris.
Special features: The making of "Chocolat" [featurette] (29 min.); Audio commentary with director Lasse Hallström and producers David Brown, Kit Golden and Leslie Holleran [optional audio feature]; "Chocolat" costume design [featurette] (4 min.); "Chocolat" production design [featurette] (8 min.); Deleted scenes (6 min.); Previews (8 min.).
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Opening credits/A tranquil village and the north wind -- "Where are you from?" -- To lead by example -- Radical atheist -- Waking the passion -- Fasting and favorites -- "One's enemy" -- "People talk" -- Hidden thoughts and yearnings -- Chocolate crusade -- Guaranteed problem -- "Boycott immorality" -- Chocolate, worms, and sin -- Planning a party -- Exquisite indulgences -- Riverboat disaster -- Saying goodbye -- Banishment from the village -- "Don't worry, Mama" -- Comte and his confections -- Freedom from Tranquility -- End credits.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Director of photography, Roger Pratt ; editor, Andrew Mondshein ; music, Rachel Portman ; production designer, David Gropman ; costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Juliette Binoche (Vianne Rocher), Judi Dench (Armande Voizin), Alfred Molina (Comte Paul de Reynaud), Lena Olin (Josephine Muscat), Johnny Depp (Roux), Carrie-Anne Moss (Caroline Clairmont), Hugh O'Conor (Pere Henri), John Wood (Guillaume Blerot), Peter Stormare (Serge Muscat), Victoire Thivisol (Anouk Rocher), Aurèlien Parent Koenig (Luc Clairmont), Ron Cook (Alphonse Marceau), Elisabeth Commelin (Yvette Marceau), and Leslie Caron (Madame Audel).
|Target Audience Note:||
MPAA rating: PG-13.
|System Details Note:||
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1; enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
In English or French with optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired or Spanish.