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The Taste of Things - Review

Magic on the Stove.

4.5 / 5

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Directed by Tran Anh Hung.

Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie.


It is said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and that has never been put to screen as clearly as The Taste of Things.


Benoît Magimel and Juliette Binoche's love story is told through an enchanting journey of mesmerising cuisine. The care and passion put into every course reflects their feelings for each other and the sheer joy found through their act of service makes this a joy to watch.


Writer/Director Tran Anh Hung has tapped into something so comforting, bathing every scene in warming colours, flying around the kitchen to capture every ingredient, herb and flavour.


A film has not shot its way to the top of my comfort film list this quickly in a long while. There's something about watching masters of their craft doing what they do best and enjoying every second that is so rewarding to experience.

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