Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie. They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her. Starring Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel, and directed by Tran Anh Hung.

Runtime: 135min • PG-13


A movie that gives you back something you didn’t realize you’d lost, one that might even make you forget what year you’re living in. Its pleasures run quiet and deep. -TIME

There’s life, lived with serenity and purpose and, yes, plenty of money and property, in the lives depicted in Hung’s film. Binoche and Magimel see to it in every scene, with or without utensils. -Chicago Tribune

Hung carefully fabricates a microcosm of an era in which the delicacies presented can only arise from the hands of people with the experience, sensibility, and proximity shared between both protagonists. -Los Angeles Times

Gather ye rosebuds. And ye wild rosemary. Infuse, blanch, reduce. And serve to a table of nodding heads, mute with appreciation. -Times (UK)

Vanishingly rare are pictures that capture this kind of relationship so satisfyingly. -Observer (UK)

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