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by Roschdy Zem


From the circus to the music hall, from anonymity to glory, this is the incredible story of Monsieur Chocolat, the first black artist of the French stage. The duo he formed with Footit met with huge and popular success in Belle Epoque Paris, before fame, easy money, gambling, and discrimination wore out their friendship and Monsieur Chocolat's career. The film retraces the story of this remarkable artist.

original title: Chocolat
country: France
sales agent: Gaumont
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Roschdy Zem
film run: 110'
release date: FR 3/02/2016, IT 07/04/2016, ES 29/04/2016, DE 19/05/2016
screenplay: Cyril Gely
cast: Omar Sy, James Thiérrée, Clotilde Hesme, Olivier Gourmet, Frédéric Pierrot, Noémie Lvovsky, Alice de Lencquesaing, Olivier Rabourdin, Thibault de Montalembert
cinematography by: Thomas Letellier
film editing: Monica Coleman
costumes designer: Pascaline Chavanne
music: Gabriel Yared
producer: Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
production: Mandarin & Compagnie (Mandarin Productions Cinéma & Télévision), Gaumont, Korokoro, M6 Films
backing: Ile-de-France, Canal+, Ciné+
distributor: Gaumont Distribution, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Future Film Oy Ab, Mozinet, Vértice Cine, DCM Film Distribution GmbH

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