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by Claire Denis


A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty - and the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society.

international title: Chocolate
original title: Chocolat
country: France, Germany, Cameroon
year: 1988
genre: fiction
directed by: Claire Denis
film run: 105'
release date: FR 18/05/1988, SE 31/01/1989, DK 27/02/1989, DE 24/08/1989, FI 27/10/1991, PT 01/09/1992, GR 12/11/1999, CZ 06/12/2008, LT 21/03/2019
screenplay: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau
cast: Isaach de Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet
cinematography by: Robert Alazraki
film editing: Monica Coleman, Claudine Merlin, Sylvie Quester
art director: Thierry Flamand
costumes designer: Christian Gasc
producer: Alain Belmondo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gérard Crosnier

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