Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Director: Lasse Hallström, Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri

Cast: Lasse Hallström, Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri

     
 

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An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Put young Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) in a kitchen, and he's bound to emerge with a dish that will dazzle. When Hassan's family is forced to move from their native India, his Papa (

Overview

An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Put young Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) in a kitchen, and he's bound to emerge with a dish that will dazzle. When Hassan's family is forced to move from their native India, his Papa (Om Puri) relocates to a peaceful hamlet in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, Papa decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village, and names it Maison Mumbai. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) doesn't exactly welcome the competition. When Madame Mallory ignites a bitter feud that quickly escalates, the only hope for a peaceful resolution lies in Hassan's talent for French haute cuisine, and his growing affections for Mme. Mallory's pretty young sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). Subsequently impressed by Hassan's undeniable culinary talents, Mme. Mallory agrees to become Hassan's mentor, in the process providing the perfect creative environment where his unique fusion cuisine can thrive. Lasse Hallström directs a film produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
A deft mix of food, love, and humanism, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser. Director Lasse Hallström's adaptation of Richard C. Morais' novel works, thanks to a number of charismatic actors and a smart script by talented writer Steve Knight. As the movie opens, the Kadam family, who fled India after a political upheaval resulted in the burning of their family restaurant and the death of their matriarch, emigrate from London to the south of France. Led by the proud and stubborn Papa (Om Puri), the family buy an abandoned eatery in the countryside -- which just happens to be situated 100 feet from the front door of Le Saule Pleureur, a successful French restaurant with a Michelin star run by the imperious Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), who has kept the place thriving in memory of her deceased husband. Mallory is none too pleased when she learns that the Kadams plan to open an Indian place right next door, leading to a racially tinged feud that only intensifies when she discovers that Papa's son Hassan (Manish Dayal) is an exceedingly talented chef. After some unexpected violence leads to an act of contrition on Mallory's part, the two factions begin a tentative friendship. Eager to obtain another star for Le Saule Pleureur, Mallory offers to train Hassan and have him work in her kitchen alongside her talented sous-chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), with whom the young man is already smitten. Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, The Hundred-Foot Journey is as middlebrow as it gets. Screenwriter Steve Knight, whose work often contains political undercurrents, does touch on issues related to immigration here, yet the movie is really an old-fashioned Hollywood tale of tolerance that wouldn't dream of upsetting anyone. However, the film's politics are strictly window dressing for the delightful performances and delectable images of food and the French countryside. Manish Dayal is handsome and charming as a gifted young man who is only interested in improving his craft and falling in love. Le Bon looks like a French Winona Ryder, and she balances Marguerite's affection for Hassan with her resentment at the competition he represents. While those young actors keep this solid piece of entertainment humming along, Puri and Mirren steal every scene they're in. He gets most of the film's big laughs, which he delivers with hangdog earnestness, while she gets to play the ice queen who thaws. There's a moment late in the movie in which she gets good news from a phone call, and her physical reaction, so overwhelming and so true, makes you totally believe that what you're seeing is happening for the first time. It's the kind of telling little detail that has made Mirren such a respected actress. Hallström has worked in this territory before, earning a Best Picture nomination for the frothy Chocolat -- another film where the food mattered as much as the characters. Oscar voters probably won't remember this one come nomination time, but that's all well and good because The Hundred-Foot Journey isn't high-end cuisine; it's comfort food that has been prepared and presented with skill and pleasure.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/02/2014
UPC:
0786936844436
Original Release:
2014
Rating:
PG
Source:
Dreamworks
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:02:00
Sales rank:
2,185

Special Features

The Recipe, the ingredients, the journey- enter the enchanting world of the film, with stunning locations in the South of France, a beautifully crafted story, and food that will make you hungry for home and the spice of life.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Helen Mirren Madame Mallory
Manish Dayal Hassan Kadam
Om Puri Papa
Charlotte Le Bon Marguerite
Amit Shah Mansur
Farzana Dua Elahe Mahira
Dillon Mitra Mukhtar
Aria Pandya Aisha
Michel Blanc Mayor
Clément Sibony Jean-Pierre
Vincent Elbaz Paul
Juhi Chawla Mama
Alban Aumard Marcel
Shuna Lemoine Mayor's Wife
Antoine Blanquefort Thomas
Malcolm Granath Swedish Chef
Abhijit Buddhisagar Baleine Grise Porter
Rohan Chand Hassan (7 Years Old)
Masood Akhtar Anwar
Arthur Mazet Waiter
Laetitia DeFombelle Female Officer
Cedric Weber Officer
Piero Filippi Dog Walker
Robert Gailhard Mushroom Stall Holder
Matyelock Gibbs Lady Shepherd
Paul Daubeze Poultry Man
Joly Didier Monsieur Man
Max Rangotte Angry Man
Saachi Tiwari Young Aisha
Shaunak Parekh Young Mukhtar
Stephanie Renouvin Newsreader
Audrey Meschi Baleine Grise Cook
Christian Allieres Café Server
Patrick Blatger Mechanic
Frederic Violante Bike Rider
Chantal Filippi Dog Walker's Wife
Sanjay Sharma Mob Leader
Morgan Perez Guard

Technical Credits
Lasse Hallström Director
Raj Acharya Asst. Director
Holly Bario Co-producer
Raphaël Benoliel Co-producer
Lucy Bevan Casting
Juliet Blake Producer
Mishka Cheyko Asst. Director
Filco D'Souza Special Effects
Carla Gardini Executive Producer
Pierre-Yves Gayraud Costumes/Costume Designer
David Gropman Production Designer
Caroline Hewitt Executive Producer
Philippe Hubin Special Effects Supervisor
Keshav Khedekar Special Effects
Jonathan King Executive Producer
Michael Kirchberger Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Knight Screenwriter
Seher Latif Casting
Andrew Mondshein Editor
Dave Paterson Sound/Sound Designer
Daniel Pereira Production Manager
A.R. Rahman Score Composer
Linus Sandgren Cinematographer
Rakesh Singh Production Manager
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg Producer
E. Gedney Webb Musical Direction/Supervision
Oprah Winfrey Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Hundred-Foot Journey
1. A Cook [7:36]
2. Searching For Home [7:28]
3. Brakes Break For A Reason [5:50]
4. The Competition [6:05]
5. Getting Ready To Open [6:25]
6. Maison Mumbai [7:44]
7. The Five Sauces [6:59]
8. Turning Up The Heat [6:59]
9. Bastille Day [:31]
10. An Omelette [6:34]
11. The Deal [6:39]
12. Classical Training [10:09]
13. Deux [8:51]
14. Paris [7:52]
15. Almost A Girlfriend [5:53]
16. More Than A Proposition [5:52]
17. The Hundred-Foot Journey [3:37]
18. End Credits [3:21]
19. Chapter 19 [7:50]

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The Hundred-Foot Journey 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Wonderful story about how people can be given opportunities to make good choices and what a difference the right choice makes in so many people's lives! Best movie I have seen in a long time.
KellyK2 More than 1 year ago
I didnt want the story to end, I wasnt more.. It had be happy and peaceful at the end///
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful movie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Opulent on every level. Food for thought on every level.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I mean the food looked good. The locations were interesting. Same can be said for the acting. It wasn't bad or anything. I hadn't heard of this movie before. Good movie.