Tonight on TV: this beautiful film is much better than its competition with Anatomy of a Fall!

Every day, AlloCiné recommends a film to (re)watch on TV. Tonight: Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel will make your mouth water!

What if you watched a film this evening that makes you… hungry? With The Passion of Dodin Bouffant, broadcast by Canal+, it’s hard to find anything better: your mouth will literally be watering for two hours!

Released in theaters at the end of last year, The Passion of Dodin Bouffant is a very beautiful historical romance carried by a formidable duo composed of Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel. Forget its competition with Anatomy of a Fall (Dodin Bouffant, chosen to represent France at the Oscar for Best Foreign Film to the detriment of Justine Triet’s film which many saw as winning in the category, was ultimately not selected by the ‘Academy) and go for it without thinking: you won’t regret it!

Adapted from The life and passion of Dodin-Bouffant, gourmet by Marcel Rouff, the film, winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes, tells the story of Eugénie, an outstanding cook, who has been in the service of the famous gastronome Dodin for 20 years. Over time, from the practice of gastronomy and mutual admiration, a loving relationship was born as well as dishes, each more tasty and delicate than the next, which go so far as to amaze the greatest people in this world.

“For years I have been looking for a subject on gastronomy which is a work and an art”, says director Trần Anh Hùng. “I finally came across the book Life and Passion by Dodin-Bouffant, gourmet. There were magnificent pages there on gastronomy.”

A three-star chef in the kitchen of the film!

It will be noted that The Passion of Dodin Bouffant benefited from the presence as a consultant of a big name in French cuisine in the person of the three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire. The latter himself made all the dishes for the film during preparation, before filming. “It was moving to watch him evolve behind his stove: he searches, sometimes makes mistakes, starts again until he gets what he wants”remembers Trần Anh Hùng.

Finally, note that you will be even hungrier while watching The Passion of Dodin Bouffantthat all foods visible on the screen are real. “The technical team themselves couldn’t believe it, they had never seen that”concludes Trần Anh Hùng. “On film shoots where gastronomy was a question, she was used to seeing fictitious dishes, restyled for the needs of the film shoots. There, everything was real.”

Tonight on Canal+ at 9:10 p.m.

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