7.3/10
8,163
48 user 55 critic

The Taste of Others (2000)

Le goût des autres (original title)
Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard ... See full summary »

Director:

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot
Look at Me (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A french girl gifted with a great voice, has a complex about her weight and her appearance.

Director: Agnès Jaoui
Stars: Marilou Berry, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Martine and Jacques knew their friend before he became an important television personality, but have not seen him for over ten years. They are hospitable people - witness the fact that they... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Muyl
Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Laurent Benoît, Zabou Breitman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Jaoui
Stars: Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jamel Debbouze
Same Old Song (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Bacri
Didier (1997)
Comedy | Fantasy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jean-Pierre, a frazzled sport agent, has better things to do than to look after his friend's labrador Didier. An amazing discovery will lead him off on an amazing adventure.

Director: Alain Chabat
Stars: Elliot, Caroline Cellier, Jean-Pierre Bacri
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Laura is still waiting for Prince Charming at the age of 24. So when Sandro appears at a party, exactly like her Prince would in her dreams, she thinks she's found the right one. But then ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Jaoui
Stars: Agathe Bonitzer, Agnès Jaoui, Arthur Dupont
Ridicule (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Director: Patrice Leconte
Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Although barely 30, Claire believes she is showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition from which her mother has recently died. Her sister, Nathalie, is certain that her ... See full summary »

Director: Zabou Breitman
Stars: Isabelle Carré, Bernard Campan, Bernard Le Coq
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ten years after their Upper Sixth, Bruno, Momo, Leon and Alain meet together in the waiting room of a maternity hospital. The father of the awaited baby is Tomasi, their best friend at that... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Romain Duris, Vincent Elbaz, Nicolas Koretzky
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Sam Karmann
Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Nicole Garcia, Patrick Chesnais
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.

Director: Alain Berbérian
Stars: Chantal Lauby, Alain Chabat, Dominique Farrugia
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Alvaro ...
Clara Devaux
...
Jean-Jacques Castella
...
Bruno Deschamps
...
Manie
...
Franck Moreno
Christiane Millet ...
Angélique
...
Antoine
Anne Le Ny ...
Valérie, l'habilleuse
Brigitte Catillon ...
Béatrice Castella
Raphaël Dufour ...
Benoît
Xavier De Guillebon ...
Weber
Camille Andraca
Céline Arnaud ...
Virginie
Robert Bacri ...
Le père de Castella
Marie Agnès Brigot ...
La secrétaire de Castella (as Marie-Agnès Brigot)
Edit

Storyline

Three men, three women, opposites, possibilities, and tastes. Castella owns a industrial steel barrel plant in Rouen; Bruno is his flute-playing driver, Franck is his temporary bodyguard while he negotiates a contract with Iranians, his wife Angélique does frou-frou interior decorating and loves her dog. The conventional Castella hires a forty-year-old actress, Clara, to tutor him in English, and he finds her and her Bohemian lifestyle fascinating. Is this love? What would she say if he declared himself? Through Bruno, Franck meets Manie, a barmaid who deals hash. They begin an affair. Are they in love? They joke about marriage. As the women hold back, the men must make decisions. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Sexy Comedy About Good Taste... And Bad Manners!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Taste of Others  »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,911, 29 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$635,282, 7 October 2001
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Agnès Jaoui immersed herself in Woody Allen movies before embarking on this project. See more »

Connections

Features Miss Memory (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Cool Boarders 2
(c) 1997 UEP Systems
By kind permission of Sony Computer Entertainment France
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Thin line between happiness and solitude

Let other users tell the story of this little, yet surprisingly success-growing movie. The title might say it all: every character tries to please someone else, in other words, tries to meet the taste of the others. Sadly, it seems a very difficult result to accomplish, since the fate of everyone is bound to solitude and misunderstanding. There seems to be one exception to the rule: surprisingly, it is the character that, for all the movie long, has been treated like the most foolish and disgusting (Castella). The end does not tell, we don't know whether he and his beloved, funny and complicated actress will meet. At least, he tried to change its life and, whilst trying to get closer to her (pretending to love art and theater), he discovers something deeper and true about himself. In this respect, a happy end would have been completely inconsistent with the movie and would not have added anything to the depiction of the characters. People get close only to lose each other, the director seems to say. The driver's girl will not come back from America, the barmaid and the former policeman are not corageous enough to make the first step. A fine written movie as it is rare to see these days (8/10).


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 48 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page