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The Taste of Others (2000)

Le goût des autres (original title)
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The lives of 6 people over 35 in Rouen, France, and their relationship to each other.

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Agnès Jaoui
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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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 »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

1 March 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Taste of Others See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$891,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,021,938
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

Features Miss Memory (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Gualtier Malde... Caro nome
Excerpt from opera "Rigoletto"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Edita Gruberova with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (collectively as Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia)
Conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli
(p) 1984 Polydor International GmbH
By kind permission of Universal Music Projets Spéciaux
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Nobody is what he/she pretends to be.
18 November 2001 | by Rubin55See all my reviews

The cool thing about this movie is that in the beginning you have a cast of stereotype individuals like the macho bodyguard, the naive/dumb rich business guy and the principal/arty people of the theater/art scene in paris. In the end, it turns out that nothing is as it seems; the bodyguard, who you'll view as the coolest individual loses the most in this movie, which is very perplexing; the business man (who doesn't understand art) turns out to be the most "true to his feelings" character! One of the most entertaining movies I've seen in a while.


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