French Film Review: The Pot-au-Feu

French Film Review: The Pot-au-Feu

It’s 1885 and Eugénie has worked as a cook for the famous gourmet Dodin for 20 years. During that time, their mutual love of gastronomy has flourished into a romantic relationship. Sparking off each other, their inventive culinary approach gives rise to ever more delicious dishes which attract a string of hungry visitors to their door. And then eventually, it comes to pass that Dodin is to cook for Eugénie, in the ultimate expresssion of love.

Beautifully filmed and with sterling performances from its cast, the film is based on Marcel Rouff’s 1924 novel, The Life and Passion of Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet – which itself was inspired by the life of legendary foodie Jean Brillat-Savarin.

Director: Tran Anh Hung

Starring: Juliet Binoche, Benoît Magimel

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