La passion de Dodin Bouffant
by Tran Anh Hung
Bouffant is an outstanding gourmet chef. He and his partner, Eugénie, cook for high-class guests and friends at his chateau. The couple has shared this mutual passion for more than 20 years. He compiles the menus, she carefully implements them. While the two harmonise in the kitchen, there are a few differences of opinion in their private relationship. Dodin wants to marry Eugénie. She prefers to hang on to her freedom. Based on a novel by Swiss author Marcel Rouff, director Tran Anh Hung has succeeded in creating a wonderful homage to French cuisine that will make your mouth water at the sight of its sensuous imagery. Benoît Magimel and Juliette Binoche are the perfect seasoning for this delicious historical drama.