The Taste of ThingsThe Taste of Things
Close video

The Taste of Things

A master chef in 1889 France struggles with unrequited love for his cook.


Why watch this film?

From Vietnamese-French director Anh Hung Tran (The Scent of Green Papaya) and starring the legendary Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel, The Taste of Things was France's selection for the 2024 Oscars, although it was not nominated. Set in 1889 and based on the character of Dodin-Bouffant created by Marcel Rouff, the story follows a chef (Magimel) enchanted by his cook (Binoche), for whom he feels not only culinary admiration, but genuine love. However, she is not ready to take the step into marriage and is happy and content with the relationship they have. Sensual in its visuality and narrative, it is a powerful story of love and about love, which, while not entirely breaking free from conventions, is elevated by the formidable talent of its protagonists.



Our suggestions

Plot summary

France, 1889: simmering passions between a master chef and his longtime partner bubble over in this sumptuous award-winning period love story.

To share

Where to watch?