Merci pour le chocolat [videorecording] = Nightcap / Marin Karmitz présenté un coproduction franco-suisse ; MK2 Productions, CAB Productions, France 2 Cinema, Television Suisse Romande ... ; produit par Marin Karmitz ; adaptation et dialogue Caroline Eliacheff et Claude Chabrol ; scripte, Aurore Chabrol ; [director], Claude Chabrol.
Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of a company that makes Swiss chocolate. Andre is her suave concert-pianist husband whose first wife died years ago in a mysterious car acident. How is it then that Andre's teenage son has no musical talent, while the stunning Jeanne, who shares his birthday, is already a world-class pianist? And why does Mika insist that everyone sip the hot chocolate she prepares each evening?
MPAA rating: Not rated.
In French with English subtitles.
Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Anna Mougalis, Rodolphe Pauly, Michel Robin, Mathieu Simonet, Brigitte Catillon.
Director of photography, Renato Berta ; editor, Monique Fardoulis ; music, Matthieu Chabrol ; costume designer, Elisabeth Tavernier.
Based on the novel The chocolate cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong.
Consensus: Boasting a masterful performance by Huppert, Merci Pour Le Chocolat is a suspenseful psychological thriller.
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