Comme Un Chef

Once a month our local bijoux cinema in concert with Alliance Francais shows a French movie.  These are all wildly widely supported and we always try to see them.  This month’s offering was Comme Un Chef (The Chef).

A self-trained cook with haute-cuisine ambitions, Jacky (Michael Youn) gets sacked from a series of menial cooking jobs for taking exception to his customers’ taste. He even gets fired from a fast food restaurant where the customers want everything with fries.

Beatrice (Raphaelle Agogue), Jacky’s heavily pregnant girlfriend, tries to halt their financial meltdown by arranging a handyman position for him at an old folks home, but even here while he is painting the window frames, he can’t resist the  call of the kitchen.

But rather than tell you the story why don’t you watch the trailer.

We thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed as loudly as the rest of the audience.  I hope you get the opportunity to see this movie when it comes to your area.  I wasn’t even aware that I was reading the subtitles.  The body language and my school girl French (and of course the subtitles) allowed me to follow without a problem.

“The best way to appreciate your job is
to imagine yourself without one”
Oscar Wilde


15 responses to “Comme Un Chef

  1. It probably will not come to my area so thanks for sharing the plot and trailer. Love the Oscar Wilde quote too.


  2. Looks like fun! Sometimes our local art house cinema shows international films. I’ll keep a lookout for it.


  3. I will keep my eyes open for this one. We love watching foreign films, they are so much better.


  4. It sounds like a fun film Judith. Ifind when I watch subtitles I quickly forget and enjoy the film in spite of them. I’ll bet at least forty percent of the population can identify with Wilde’s statement!


  5. Um…my clip didn’t have any subtitles. Was it supposed to? Even though I didn’t understand the French, I can tell it would be something I would like when it comes to theaters here. I will watch for it.


  6. Seems like it would be refreshing for a movie “appetite”


  7. what a great way to spend an evening, good film, good friends, good laughter.


  8. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!


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