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Merci pour le chocolat / Nightcap

Merci pour le chocolat / Nightcap

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Release in France : 25/10/2000

    Synopsis

    André Polonski, a virtuoso pianist, and Mika Muller, CEO of the Muller chocolate company, marry in Lausanne. Their first, brief relationship had occurred some years earlier. After this, André had married Lisbeth, with whom he had a son, Guillaume. On Guillaume’s sixth birthday, while the family was staying in Switzerland with Mika, Lisbeth was killed in a car accident… Jeanne Pollet, a young pianist preparing for a competition in Budapest, learns in passing that she had almost been swapped with Guillaume Polonksi on the day of her birth. In search of her origins and a mentor, Jeanne will insinuate her way into a family not her own.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Foreign production companies :

    Cab Productions, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

    French distribution :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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    International releases (32)

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Marin Karmitz

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff

    Director of Photography :

    Renato Berta

    Assistant Operator :

    Jean-Paul Toraille

    Production Manager :

    Yvon Crenn

    Editor :

    Monique Fardoulis

    Continuity supervisor :

    Aurore Chabrol

    Music Composer :

    Matthieu Chabrol

    Costume designer :

    Élisabeth Tavernier

    Still Photographer :

    Jérémie Nassif

    Assistant directors :

    Cécile Maistre, Isabelle Vossart

    Author of original work :

    Charlotte Armstrong

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Duret

    Camera Operator :

    Michel Thiriet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Assistant editors :

    Rodolphe Molla, Florence Poulain, Sylvie Lager

    Production Designer :

    Ivan Niclass

    Foley artist :

    André Naudin

    Sound mixers :

    Claude Villand, Pascal Vuillemin

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Switzerland, France)

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    25/10/2000

    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    99.295

    Visa issue date :

    13/10/2000

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

    Director

    News (12)

    Festival Selections (14)

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2001

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2001)

    Selection

    From Literature to the Silver Screen

    Festival du Film Francophone d'Athènes  - 2001

    Festival du Film Francophone d'Athènes (Greece, 2001)

    Selection

    Feature films selected

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2001

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2001)

    Selection

    Official Selection - Out of Competition

    Lumiere Awards - 2001

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2001)

    Selection

    French Films

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2001

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2001)

    Selection

    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Acapulco French Film Festival - 2000

    Acapulco French Film Festival (Mexico, 2000)

    Selection

    French Feature Films

    TIFF - 2000

    TIFF (Canada, 2000)

    Selection

    Masters

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2000

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2000)

    Selection

    Compétition internationale

    Awards (2)

    Lumiere Awards - 2001

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2001)

    Awards

    Meilleure Actrice : Isabelle Huppert

    Delegations (4)

    Lumiere Awards - 2001

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2001)

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