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Chocolat is a novel by Joanne Harris. It tells the story of a young widowed mother who arrives in a fictional oppressed French village and uses her chocolate to bring joy to people's lives. Chocolat is the French spelling, and is properly pronounced (approximately) "SHOW - ko - LAH".
The movie was shot in the village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerain in Burgundy.
In 2000, the book was adapted to film by Robert Nelson Jacobs. It was directed by Lasse Hallström and starred Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Hugh O'Conor, Lena Olin, Peter Stormare and Leslie Caron.
A completely different movie titled Chocolat and directed by Claire Denis was made in 1988.
Academy Awards nominations
- Best Actress in a Leading Role (Juliette Binoche);
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Judi Dench);
- Best Music, Original Score;
- Best Picture;
- Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.
Benjamin Newman wrote a filk song based on the 2000 movie (lyrics) (http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/users/01/bnewman/songs/lyrics/PriestessOfChocolate.txt) (MP3) (http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/users/01/bnewman/songs/music/PriestessOfChocolate.mp3). Warning, the lyrics of this song contain plot spoilers.