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[Cinema] Passion according to Dodin Bouffant

(B2) A film with wonderful colors, selected dishes and a fine script. In the kitchen, the couple Juliette Binoche and Benoit Magimel helped by the young Galatea Bellugi concoct dishes, each more delicious than the other.

In one pan fry the meat, in another the onions, while the vegetables, each fresher than the others, are cut up to join the first. The butter slips through the gaps, while the spices spice everything up. And so on, from recipe to recipe, from preparation to removal from the oven, our taste buds are tingling. We find ourselves trying to remember the secrets of these delights. The friends gathered at the table who then taste each of the dishes, in equally tasty dialogues, are also a treat.

But that's all. The film stretches in length, without nervousness, we remain an observer of scenes that are constantly renewed, but ultimately repetitive. To the point that after 45 minutes of film (this one lasts 2h15), boredom looms. We even start looking at the watch.


By Tran Anh Hung. Production: Curiosa Films, with UMedia & France 2. Casting

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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