History Film / Chocolat

6th Feb '16 12:53:46 PM Jayalaw
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** Vianne's mother Jeanne [[spoiler: isn't actually her mother; Jeanne stole "Sylviane Callou" from another woman, Michele, who lived in the apartment across]]. As an adult, Vianne found articles that Jeanne kept of the incident, and [[spoiler: Michele is close to TearsOfJoy when she and Vianne reconcile]].



* BlackMail: Why Reynaud leaves Armande Voizin alone; she remembers that he [[spoiler: tossed a Molotov cocktail that killed a gypsy couple in their boat]] and could easily spill the beans and ruin his reputation.

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* BlackMail: Why Reynaud leaves Armande Voizin alone; she remembers that he [[spoiler: tossed a Molotov cocktail MolotovCocktail that killed a gypsy couple in their boat]] and could easily spill the beans and ruin his reputation.



* FluffyTheTerrible: The "Kindly Ones" as Vianne names them. They are a social worker and a priest who tried to take Anouk and Rosette away from her, all because she would not baptize Rosette.



* [[HypoCrite Hypocrite]]: Reynaud. He preaches about wanting to save the town's citizens from eternal damnation, but turns a blind eye when Muscat beats his wife.

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* [[HypoCrite Hypocrite]]: {{Hypocrite}} : Reynaud. He preaches about wanting to save the town's citizens from eternal damnation, but turns a blind eye when Muscat beats his wife. Armande Voizon calls him out on this.


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* MolotovCocktail: As a boy [[spoiler: Reynaud used one to torch a gypsy ship, and killed a sleeping couple inside.]]
* NeverMessWithGranny: Armande Voizon. She saves Josephine [[spoiler: from her husband Paul-Marie]] with Guillame's help and indirectly blackmails Reynaud, knowing that [[spoiler: he murdered two gypsies by setting their boat on fire with a MolotovCocktail ]].
* NotSoDifferent: When a drunken Muscat confesses to Reynaud that he "helped" with the gypsies [[spoiler: after attacking Josephine and burning down Roux's boat]], Armande chuckles and says that Reynaud and Muscat are two of a kind, since [[spoiler: Reynaud as a child did the same thing.]]


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* {{Revenge}}: Zozie runs on this, and has since she was a small child. She starts training Anouk in the fine art of it.


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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Subverted; they do, only they follow the religious side of the law. A social worker and a priest tracked down Vianne and tried to take away Rosette and Anouk when Vianne was out of their living space; only [[spoiler: Anouk killing them with a spell caused them to go away]].
* TeensAreMonsters: Teenage girls are at least to Anouk; she gets along better with teen boys. In Zozie's teenage years, a spat of bullying led to her in retaliation [[spoiler: poisoning a number of people at a school dance]].


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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Reynaud in ''Chocolat'' , up until the end. Afterwards, ten years later, he is framed for arson in ''Peaches for Father Francis''.
19th Nov '15 4:19:59 AM JamesAustin
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DomesticAbuse



* DomesticAbuse: Josephine Muscat suffers this from Paul-Marie.
** Vianne later suffers emotional abuse at Thierry's hands, which she calls him out for, mainly in how he tries to control her life as well as her daughter's lives.

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* DomesticAbuse: Josephine Muscat suffers this from Paul-Marie. \n** Vianne later suffers emotional abuse at Thierry's hands, which she calls him out for, mainly in how he tries to control her life as well as her daughter's lives.
2nd Nov '15 11:55:33 AM Jayalaw
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* AdultFear: For Vianne, the fact that Anouk is growing up and into a different person from the innocent little girl that she used to be. This fear comes to life in ''The Girl With No Shadow"

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
** Your local priest may be a WellIntentionedExtremist who believes in BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork and will turn a blind eye to DomesticAbuse, so long as the Bible is followed to the letter.
** For Caroline Clairmont, her grandmother is a diabetic who doesn't take care of herself and refuses to let others boss her around. Caro is a {{Jerkass}} but when her mother has a fit and nearly dies from not taking insulin.
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For Vianne, the fact that Anouk is growing up and into a different person from the innocent little girl that she used to be. This fear comes to life in ''The Girl With No Shadow"
2nd Nov '15 11:28:28 AM Jayalaw
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** Her daughter Rosette has ''cri du chat',' a real syndrome that is incurable and only has therapies.

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** Her daughter Rosette has ''cri du chat',' chat'', a real syndrome that is incurable and only has therapies.incurable.



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: Zozie]] is one after her mother wanted to take her to a doctor.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler: Zozie]] is one after her mother wanted to take her to a doctor.doctor, following her poisoning a bunch of people at a dance.


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* AdaptationalHeroism:
** Francis Reynaud in the film. He greets Anouk and Vianne warmly before learning that neither is religious, and that Vianne had Anouk out of wedlock, and is unaware of Muscat abusing his wife. The minute Vianne shows him Josephine's bruise, he gets angry at Muscat and forces him into confessional and to clean up his image. He also exiles Muscat for [[spoiler: burning down Roux's boat and nearly killing the people on board.]]
** Caroline Clairmont in the books is a vapid AlphaBitch that micromanages her son, ostracizes Josephine, attempts to bully her mother into going into a nursing home. In the movie, she's more reasonable in reminding Luc that he's giving up chocolate for Lent and genuinely worries about her mother's condition.
29th Oct '15 12:53:31 PM Berrenta
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Conflict is further stirred up by the arrival of a group of gypsies, led by the impetuous and handsome Roux (JohnnyDepp). Vianne, recognizing fellow outcasts, is the only shop owner in the town not to "boycott immorality" and refuse them service. She and Armande even contrive to unite them with the more liberal members of the town during Armande's 70th birthday celebration.

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Conflict is further stirred up by the arrival of a group of gypsies, led by the impetuous and handsome Roux (JohnnyDepp).(Creator/JohnnyDepp). Vianne, recognizing fellow outcasts, is the only shop owner in the town not to "boycott immorality" and refuse them service. She and Armande even contrive to unite them with the more liberal members of the town during Armande's 70th birthday celebration.
5th Jul '15 7:03:16 AM Quag15
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* ChocolateOfRomance: It provides the page image.

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* ChocolateOfRomance: It provides the page image. The movie itself can be considered to be almost centred around this:
-->'''Vianne Rocher''': And these are for your husband. Unrefined cacao nips from Guatemala, to awaken the passions.
-->'''Yvette Marceau''': Psshh. You've obviously never met my husband.
-->'''Vianne Rocher''': Well, you've obviously never tried these.
18th May '15 5:18:50 PM nombretomado
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Primarily remembered today as having been nominated for several AcademyAwards, including Best Picture, in what commentators then and now regard as the most {{egregious}} example of MiramaxFilms' notorious Oscar campaigns; this resulted in a huge backlash that has [[NeverLiveItDown dogged the film ever since]]. Based on a novel by Joanne Harris [[AdaptationDisplacement which apparently nobody reads]], with all the NightmareFuel taken out.

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Primarily remembered today as having been nominated for several AcademyAwards, UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, including Best Picture, in what commentators then and now regard as the most {{egregious}} example of MiramaxFilms' notorious Oscar campaigns; this resulted in a huge backlash that has [[NeverLiveItDown dogged the film ever since]]. Based on a novel by Joanne Harris [[AdaptationDisplacement which apparently nobody reads]], with all the NightmareFuel taken out.
14th Apr '15 1:29:49 PM eroock
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* FlyawayShot: The movie ends with a zoom-out from the statue to an areal shot of the whole village.



* TheFundamentalist: The Comte de Reynaud

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* TheFundamentalist: The Comte de ReynaudReynaud.
1st Feb '15 8:19:24 PM Jayalaw
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* BadSamaritan: The Kindly Ones in ''The Girl With No Shadow''.

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* BadSamaritan: The Kindly Ones Zozie in ''The Girl With No Shadow''.
1st Feb '15 5:31:04 PM Jayalaw
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* PetTheDog: How Zozie worms her way into Vianne's life in ''The Girl With No Shadow.'' She makes Vianne a cup of Mexican hot chocolate after Rosette has an episode in the shop, and slowly . The novel becomes a gradual Deconstruction of this trope, showing that a person who does good things isn't necessary good.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: An odd case where the narrator Vianne is one. She's always cheerful, encouraging her customers to think differently with chocolates and pagan practices, and manages to solve others' problems. By the time ''The Girl With No Shadow'' takes place, however, [[RealityEnsues reality has ensued]] and she has grown out of it.
** Zozie is a [[DeConstruction Deconstruction]] of one; although her presence improves Vianne's life, she has ulterior motives.
* PetTheDog: How Zozie worms her way into Vianne's life in ''The Girl With No Shadow.'' She makes Vianne a cup of Mexican hot chocolate after Rosette has an episode in the shop, and slowly .slowly helps Vianne revert to the ManicPixieDreamGirl that she used to be. The novel becomes a gradual Deconstruction of this trope, showing that a person who does good things isn't necessary good.
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