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Chocolat (1988)

1hr 45mins
Directed by
Claire Denis
Isaach De Bankolé,
Giulia Boschi,
Emmanuelle Chaulet
Film Language
in French and Hausa with English subtitles


Tue 3/07
Available for online purchase
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Also available as part of “Seminar: Chocolat (1988)”

Claire Denis drew on her own childhood experiences growing up in colonial French Africa for her multilayered, languorously absorbing feature debut, which explores many of the themes that would recur throughout her work. 

Returning to the town where she grew up in Cameroon after many years living in France, a white woman (Mireille Perrier) reflects on her relationship with Protée (Isaach De Bankolé), a Black servant with whom she formed a friendship while not fully grasping the racial divides that governed their worlds. - Criterion Collection

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