Chocolat (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes


Chocolat (1988)




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In a story told through a series of flashbacks, an eight-year-old girl in French Colonial Africa accepts the subjugation of the black natives by the white colonists as only natural. It isn't until she's grown that she begins to see how cruel and unfair the whole colonial system has been.


Giulia Boschi
as Aimée Dalens
François Cluzet
as Marc Dalens
Cecile Ducasse
as France (Child)
Mireille Perrier
as France (Adult)
Laurent Arnal
as Machinard
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Critic Reviews for Chocolat

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

... a brilliantly accomplished low-budget childhood drama shot on location in West Africa.

August 4, 2006 | Rating: A | Full Review…

A subtle and captivating portrait of colonial Africa and racial tensions.

January 15, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chocolat

An evocative and beautifully shot period drama set in colonial Cameroon. The lethargic pacing and drawn out scenes make it a bit of a slog to sit through but there's no denying it's quiet power and that it has important points to make. Claire Denis went on to make the much better, similarly themed White Material.

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