I think this movie came in on the sly, north wind. Taking place in the late fifties, it's the story of a small French town that is forever changed by a nomadic traveler (Juliette Binoche) and her daughter.
Directors: Lasse Hallström
Producers: David Brown, Harvey Weinstein
Writers: Robert Nelson Jacobs
Features: The Making Of Chocolat, Feature Commentary With Director Lasse Hallstrom and Producers David Brown, Kit Golden and Leslie Holleran, The Costumes of Chocolat, Production Design Featurette, Deleted Scenes
Vianne Rocher - Juliette Binoche
Caroline Clairmont - Carrie-Anne Moss
I think this movie came in on the sly, north wind. Taking place in the late fifties, it's the story of a small French town that is forever changed by a nomadic traveler (Juliette Binoche) and her daughter. By opening a small chocolaterie, this world wanderer manages to disrupt the "tranquilite" of the small town to the point of having a man banished and a woman celebrated.
It's the age old tale of touching the lives of others and finding your own space. Sure, you could travel the world, always discovering new and novel attractions, but how happy would you be if you didn't have that little space of your own, where you keep the things you love. Add in there a dash of Depp, Johnny that is, and you've got a bitter-sweet love story with a ending that will make you all warm and gooey inside.
And for the somewhat less romantic: pay close attention to the digitized aerial view of the hamlet. It's quite breath taking.