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A Matter of Taste

A Matter of Taste

A Feature film by Bernard Rapp

Produced by Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

Release in France : 26/04/2000

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Actors (17)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

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Pyramide International

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Frédéric Delamont is an industrial magnate in his fifties. He is at the peak of his success, refined, original and phobic, when, in a restaurant, he meets Nicolas Rivière, a young man, prone to odd jobs and adversity. Frédéric thus offers Nicolas a large salary to become his personal food taster. That which started as a light, unsual gastronomic adventure, will soon reveal itself to be a much more dangerous game for both men…


“A Matter of Taste”: A great, wonderful experience that will remain unique for me in more than one way, from my first meeting with Bernard Rapp (considerate, curious, and attentive but with the required dose of mystery) to screenings of the film in France and abroad (the discovery of distinctly varied audiences from cultures so different yet with similar perceptions of the film, with a similar warmth and desire to share their impressions with us).

And then there was the shoot – almost ideal – marked by confidence and constant communication between the captain and his troops; I discovered what the casting of a film means in terms of courage, enthusiasm and hard work. This enthusiasm was echoed by theater operators, especially the independent houses that expend so much energy and imagination to build a loyal audience. Finally, there was the critical and public success of the film, along with a certain notoriety. So I’m still enjoying it all.

Jean-Pierre Lorit, Actor

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Full credits (21)

Executive Producer :

Catherine Dussart

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Gilles Taurand, Bernard Rapp

Screenwriters :

Bernard Rapp, Gilles Taurand

Sound Recordist :

Paul Lainé

Assistant Operators :

Éric Brun, Xavier Tauveron, Xavier Delamalmaison

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Sound editors :

Vincent Guillon, Marie-Pierre Frappier

Production Designer :

François Comtet

Casting :

Gérard Moulevrier

Sound Mixer :

Éric Tisserand

Location Manager :

Yorick Kalbache

Assistant directors :

Christophe Cheysson, Sandra Mainguene

Author of original work :

Philippe Balland

Director of Photography :

Gérard de Battista

Sound Assistant :

Pierre Picq

Production Manager :

Franz-Albert Damamme

Editor :

Juliette Welfling

Continuity supervisor :

Zoé Zurstrassen

Music Composer :

Jean-Philippe Goude

Costume designer :

Martine Rapin

Still Photographer :

Robert Deyrail

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 35 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (10)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2001

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2001)

Selection (5)

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Bernard Rapp, Gilles Taurand

Most Promising Actor : Jean-Pierre Lorit

Best Supporting Actress : Florence Thomassin

Best Actor : Bernard Giraudeau

Best Film

Moscow - French Film Festival - 2000

Moscow - French Film Festival (Russia, 2000)


Official Section

Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2000

Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2000)


Week of French Cinema - films selected

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2000

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2000)


Panorama of World Cinema

Montreal World Film Festival - 2000

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2000)


Out of Competition

Cannes Film Market - 2000

Cannes Film Market (France, 2000)



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