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by Claude Chabrol


André Polonski, a virtuoso pianist, and Mika Muller, CEO of the Muller chocolate company, marry in Lausanne. Their first, brief relationship had occurred some years earlier. After this, André had married Lisbeth, with whom he had a son, Guillaume. On Guillaume’s sixth birthday, while the family was staying in Switzerland with Mika, Lisbeth was killed in a car accident… Jeanne Pollet, a young pianist preparing for a competition in Budapest, learns in passing that she had almost been swapped with Guillaume Polonksi on the day of her birth. In search of her origins and a mentor, Jeanne will insinuate her way into a family not her own.

international title: Nightcap
original title: Merci pour le chocolat
country: France, Switzerland
sales agent: MK2 Films
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Claude Chabrol
film run: 99'
release date: FR 25/10/2000, BE 01/11/2000, IT 10/11/2000, DE 04/01/2001, CH 18/01/2001, ES 30/03/2001, SE 30/03/2001, GR 08/06/2001, UK 08/06/2001, HU 08/11/2001
screenplay: Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff
cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Anna Mouglalis, Brigitte Catillon
cinematography by: Renato Berta
film editing: Monique Fardoulis
art director: Ivan Niclass
costumes designer: Elisabeth Tavernier
music: Matthieu Chabrol
producer: Marin Karmitz
production: MK2 Productions, CAB Productions, Télévision Suisse Romande (T.S.R.), Office Fédéral de la Culture, Suisse Succès Cinéma, YMC (CH) / Canal + , Téléclub (FR)
distributor: MK2 Distribution, Artificial Eye (UK), Mikado (IT), Wanda Visión S.A. (ES), Cinéart-Cinélibre (BE)



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