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Cuisine américaine (1998)

an aspiring master-chef on a US military vessel is dishonorably discharged/quits his post and and instead feeeloling sorry for himself, uses the oppotunity to go to Paris, France and apply ... See full summary »

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Jean-Yves Pitoun
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Loren Collins
Eddy Mitchell ... Louis Boyer
Irène Jacob ... Gabrielle Boyer
Isabelle Petit-Jacques Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... Carole
Sylvie Loeillet Sylvie Loeillet ... Suzanne
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Vincent
Anthony Valentine ... Wellington
Michel Muller ... Tax Inspector
Isabelle Leprince Isabelle Leprince ... Agnes
Laurent Gendron Laurent Gendron ... Bruno
Gérard Chaillou Gérard Chaillou ... Roger
Lyès Salem ... Karim
Linda Powell ... Miller
Skipp Sudduth ... Wicks
David Gabison David Gabison ... Fredet
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an aspiring master-chef on a US military vessel is dishonorably discharged/quits his post and and instead feeeloling sorry for himself, uses the oppotunity to go to Paris, France and apply as a trainee at his hero's restaurant (this hero is an internationally known book-writing master chef and it is his book/s which inspired him to become a chef) the movie is about a young man's professional struggle to become better at his trade/profession. Written by GreenDeliveries.info tal dror

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Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 October 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

American Cuisine See more »

Filming Locations:

Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France See more »

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Budget:

FRF 43,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rather than resort to dubbing or subtitling for release to other countries, the actors recorded lines in both French and English. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was shoot in English and French simultaneously. In the French version Jason Lee recited his dialogues in French when he arrive to France, and just few of his lines were keep in English. The rest of the French cast spoke in French with just a few lines in English. In the English version Jason Lee spoke always in English with just a few lines and words in French. Eddy Mitchell, Irène Jacob, Isabelle Petit-Jacques and Sylvie Loeillet did alternate takes in English. A few takes were kept with the actors speaking on their native languages and later dubbed in French or English. See more »

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A simple treat
5 January 2006 | by monalysaSee all my reviews

I happened to catch this movie on French TV one night. It may not be perfect, but as an American living in France, I found that it really captured a lot of the feel of loving another culture, and trying to adapt to it, hard as that can be. I thought it was awesome that everyone spoke French and English - no dubbing, no voice-overs, no copping out and relying on subtitles. Props to them all. No, this is not a movie that's going to make the IMDb 250, but if you like cooking, France, travel, or just connecting with people (not to mention the thought of a bilingual Jason Lee), this is definitely a treat worth tasting.


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