Must see movie: The Hundred-Foot Journey
Dame Helen Mirren shines as the icy chef who struggles to accept the opening of a foreign food restaurant just metres from her own business.
The movie follows the Kadam family as they move from their native India and settle in a small village in the south of France. Here, the family, led by ‘Papa’ (Om Puri), opens up an Indian restaurant which just so happens to be located across the street from an elegant and highly rated French restaurant run by the formidable Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren).
Madame Mallory’s disapprovals against the new Indian restaurant (located a hundred feet from her own establishment) escalate to an all-out war between the two parties. Papa’s son, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), falls for Madame Mallory’s sous chef Margeurite (Charlotte Le Bon) and his passion for French haute cuisine fascinates Madame Mallory.
Despite her best attempts, Madame Mallory struggles to ignore Hassan’s mysterious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and cuisines.
Based on the best-selling book by Richard C. Morais, 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' has been brought to live in a moving tale filled with eccentric characters and delicious meals all while touching on the concepts of culture, love and acceptance.
'The Hundred-Foot Journey' was released in cinemas across Australia on August 14, 2014 and is available for purchase on DVD or for download.
The movie is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake, and stars Dame Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon.
Will you be seeing The Hundred-Foot Journey?
Reviews for The Hundred-Foot Journey (Book).
- “The Hundred-Foot Journey has great charm and is colorfully written, sensual and evocative.” – Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
- “Hilarious romp through life, love and the workings of a French kitchen.” – O, Magazine (Best Summer Reads Of 2010)
- “The novel is seeded with delightful arcana, like a recipe for rat from an old edition of Larousse Gastronimique, which advises using a specimen found in a wine cellar (‘so much more flavorful.’) The novel’s charm lies in its improbability: it’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ meets ‘Ratatouille.’” – The New York Times (Editor’s Pick)