2012 | Comedy/Drama | 95 minutes | French with English subtitles
Based on a true story. Hortense Laborie gets the job of a lifetime when the President of France appoints her to be his personal chef at the Élysée Palace. Hortense battles fierce resentment from the kitchen staff, but she wins over the president by cooking just what he wants: simple, authentic French food. Although she receives the president’s approval, Hortense continues to remain vulnerable to the many traps set by members of her jealous kitchen staff.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 68%
- Metacritic Score: 61
Provincetown International Film Festival: Winner, Best Narrative Film
César Awards, France: Nominated, Best Actress (Catherine Frot)
Lumiere Awards, France: Nominated, Best Actress (Catherine Frot)
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Delicious in every way: a must for foodies, but for anyone who wants to see beautiful work done on the screen, presented in the most prideful way.
This movie keeps up a vigorous pace and carries you along on the force of its self-confidence.
HAUTE CUISINE has abundant charm and it leaves you hungry, which is all we ask of a food movie.
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