PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
The French town of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, where most of the movie was filmed (except for scenes on the water) does not have a chocolatier. However, it is the home of l'Abbaye de Flavigny; the abbey makes anise (and other flavored) candies that are sold worldwide in little tins decorated with flowered designs and copies of old engravings. Unfortunately, the factory does not allow visitors.
Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility.
Storyteller: If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And...
When Vianne and Roux are in the river, the two change (between shots) from Vianne facing away from shore with Roux's arm across her chest to Vianne facing towards the shore with Roux's arm around her shoulders.
$157,624 17 December 2000