| 2012 | 85 minutes | |
Daniel Cohen

Thursday October 16, 2014

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Daniel Cohen
Daniel Cohen, Olivier Dazat

Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué

Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine. le-chef-3   A legend in his own time, Lagarde is in serious conflict with Stanislas Matter (Julien Boisselier), the new CEO of the group that owns his restaurant, Cargo Lagarde. Matter is plotting to destroy Lagarde’s reputation so that he’ll have grounds to fire Lagarde and move the restaurant away from Lagarde’s classic French cuisine towards trendy molecular gastronomy. Desperate to cling to his status as a Three Star chef (a rarity in the world of fine dining), Lagarde teams up with Jacky and together they try to find the balance between tradition and trend, as well as between family life and food obsession.

"It's definitely not love at first sight for this odd couple, which makes for good laughs, but their love of food and life enables them to find the right mix of ingredients for a very funny movie." -Leba Hertz SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"This is a charming comedy enhanced by a gorgeous woman, Raphaëlle Agogue. Michaël Young's scene as a geisha is a tour-de-force worth the price of admission." -Tony Medley TOLUCAN TIMES

"It's a familiar, light-as-soufflé tale that is feel-good cinema to the max and as traditional as the food it touts." -Doris Tourmarkine FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

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