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Career > > 2014 > The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

August 08, 2014 | 122 minutes
Directed by: Lasse Hallström | Written by: Steven Knight
The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), arrive in France after fleeing the violence in India. The village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam (Om Puri) to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's (Helen Mirren) acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far.
Cast: Helen Mirren (Madame Mallory), Om Puri (Papa), Manish Dayal (Hassan), Charlotte Le Bon (Marguerite), Amit Shah (Mansur), Farzana Dua Elahe (Mahira), Dillon Mitra (Mukthar), Aria Pandya (Aisha), Michel Blanc (Mayor), Clément Sibony (Jean-Pierre), Vincent Elbaz (Paul), Juhi Chawla (Mama), Alban Aumard (Marcel), Shuna Lemoine (Mayor's Wife), Antoine Blanquefort (Thomas)

Production Notes

The film has been met with generally positive reviews from critics. The Wrap’s Alonso Duralde called the film “a surprisingly bland slumgullion of food porn and emotional manipulation, filtered through the middlebrow sensibilities of director Lasse Hallström.” Variety’s Justin Chang called the film “the most soothing brand of cinematic comfort food.” Film critic Edwin Arnaudin of the Asheville Citizen-Times gave the film a “B-plus”. The NPR’s film critic Kenneth Turan said the film was entertaining, while criticizing the predictability of the story and “wish[ing] that the film had more of the messy juices of life flowing through its veins”.

Awards and Nominations for Helen Mirren

   Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
   Women Film Critics Circle Award – Best Comedic Actress

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