Soulful and subtle, this multi-layered social drama revolves around Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche), a young, single mother, who is also an expert chocolatier. Vianne's romantic and nomadic spirit never lets her settle down anywhere, and she keeps drifting across Europe, along with her daughter Anouk (Victoire Thivisol),
When they reach a quiet, conservative French village that closely adheres to tradition, something within Vianne is affected, and she decides to open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, much to the displeasure of the village's Mayor. How will Vianne and her delicious chocolate influence the villagers? In turn, how will the village and its inhabitants affect her life? Will her nomadic spirit finally find its home?
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The film's three main stars are all previous nominees for Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche - The English Patient (1996), Judi Dench - Shakespeare in Love (1998), Lena Olin - Enemies: A Love Story (1989)). Binoche and Dench are both winners in that category, and were both nominated for this film. Read More