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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


    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…

    Actors (17)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    International releases (13)

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    “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

    Adaptation :

    Gilles Taurand, Bernard Rapp

    Sound Recordist :

    Paul Lainé

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard de Battista

    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 Mainguené

    Author of original work :

    Philippe Balland

    Screenwriters :

    Bernard Rapp, Gilles Taurand

    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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    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Posters (1)


    Selections (10)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2001

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

    Selection (5)

    Most Promising Actor : Jean-Pierre Lorit

    Best Actor : Bernard Giraudeau

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

    Best Supporting Actress : Florence Thomassin

    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)



    Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris - 2000

    Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris (France, 2000)


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    Delegations (4)