History Film / Chocolat

9th Dec '16 7:04:53 PM Saveelich
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Not to be confused with the 2016 French film ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolat_(2016_film) Chocolat]]'', which is about one of the earliest successful black entertainers in France.
30th Nov '16 4:44:04 PM Ciara25
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* DisappearedDad: Anouk's father is only mentioned in the context of the scandal of Vianne being an unmarried woman with a daughter.

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* DisappearedDad: Anouk's father is only mentioned in the context of the scandal of Vianne being an unmarried woman with a daughter.daughter in the 50s.



* ForbiddenFruit: The villagers are tempted to break their Lenten fast with the decadent chocolate

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* ForbiddenFruit: The villagers are tempted to break their Lenten fast with the decadent chocolatechocolate.
4th Nov '16 8:40:23 PM Jayalaw
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** 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, Caro's OhCrap and calling for her mother makes her quite empathetic. There's also the fact that she attends her mother's party and feels guilty on learning [[spoiler:her mother deliberately planned to die.]]

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** For Caroline Clairmont, her grandmother estranged mother 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, Caro's OhCrap and calling for her mother makes her quite empathetic. There's also the fact that she attends her mother's party and feels guilty on learning [[spoiler:her mother deliberately planned to die.]]



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Anouk is a sweet little girl who grows into a well-meaning if bitter teenager who sees more about the world than even her mother does. [[spoiler:She's also infected her bullies with ringworm thanks to a spell Zozie taught her, and in the past she killed a social worker and a priest that would have taken her and Rosette away from her mother.]]



* DidntThinkThisThrough: Anouk didn't consider the moral consequences of [[spoiler:casting a spell to get rid of the Kindly Ones, a social worker and priest that tried to take her and Rosette away while Vianne was out of the flat.]] The end results give her nightmares.



* FelonyMisdemeanor: Vianne deciding to open up a specialty chocolate shop on the first day of Lent, right across from the village church, puts her instantly at odds with Francis, who sees it as an affront against restraint.



* GoldDigger: Inverted; Vianne has no interest in marrying her landlord Thierry, but he controls her rent and could keep her family safe. He's the one putting pressure on her, and has financial power.

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* GoldDigger: Inverted; Vianne has no interest in marrying her landlord Thierry, but he controls her rent and could keep her family safe. He's the one putting pressure on her, and has financial power. [[spoiler:When he learns that Roux is Rosette's father, and that "Yanne" is Vianne Rocher, and that she lied to him about everything, he gives her notice to close her shop and move out of the building.]]



* KarmaHoudini: As revealed in ''Peaches for Father Francis'', Francis Reynaud despite [[spoiler:breaking into Vianne's shop with the intent of destroying her Easter gift boxes]] kept his position as the village priest. What starts the story is that he only gets fired after being framed for arson.



* RuleOfThree: Vianne gives Father Francise some oyster-shaped pralines, and later on invites him for a free cup of chocolate. [[spoiler:He doesn't give in until he breaks into her shop, and starts gorging on the chocolates in the display window.]]



* SkewedPriorities: Armande Voizon calls out Father Reynaud for caring more about "the sanctity of marriage" when Josephine leaves Paul-Marie rather than the fact that Paul has been beating up his wife on a regular basis and close to the climax [[spoiler:nearly murders her]].



* DontYouDarePityMe: Exact words used by Armande when Vianne learns she's diabetic.

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* DontYouDarePityMe: Exact words used by Armande when Vianne learns she's diabetic.diabetic and going blind.



** Perhaps in a reference to the movie, in ''Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé'' (The third volume in Vianne's story), the author introduces Père Henri Lemaitre, another priest from a neighbouring village, who [[spoiler: is meant to replace the old-fashioned and strict Reynaud,]] is portrayed as pandering to his parishioners and modernising church practices, but neglecting to become a real councellor and authority figure [[spoiler: like Reynaud]] for the people of his parish.

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** Perhaps in a reference to the movie, in ''Peaches for Monsieur Le Curé'' (The third volume in Vianne's story), the author introduces Père Henri Lemaitre, another priest from a neighbouring village, who [[spoiler: is meant to replace the old-fashioned and strict Reynaud,]] is portrayed as pandering to his parishioners and modernising church practices, but neglecting to become a real councellor councilor and authority figure [[spoiler: like Reynaud]] for the people of his parish.
7th Sep '16 8:49:45 AM Jayalaw
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** 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 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. insulin, Caro's OhCrap and calling for her mother makes her quite empathetic. There's also the fact that she attends her mother's party and feels guilty on learning [[spoiler:her mother deliberately planned to die.]]



* DontYouDarePityMe: Roux hates people offering him handouts or unnecessary jobs for this reason. He lightens up a bit after Armande nearly dies and Vianne hires him for woodwork in the house.



* FoodPorn: The feast at Armande's birthday party: ''soupe tomato a la gasconne'' served with anchovy tart, ''plateau de fruits de mer'' for the main course which includes a huge lobster, with elderflower sorbet, herb salad and ''foie gras'' on toast as palate cleansers, and a cake fondue for dessert with homemade ice cream.



* {{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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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.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler: Thierry]] in ''The Girl With No Shadow ,'' to almost no one's surprise.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler: Thierry]] in ''The Girl With No Shadow ,'' Shadow'', to almost no one's surprise.



* 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 ]].

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* 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 ]].MolotovCocktail]].



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Reynaud in ''Chocolat'' , up until the end. Afterwards, ten years later, he is framed for arson in ''Peaches for Father Francis''.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Reynaud in ''Chocolat'' , ''Chocolat'', up until the end. Afterwards, ten years later, he is framed for arson in ''Peaches for Father Francis''.



** 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.

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** Caroline Clairmont in the books is a vapid AlphaBitch that micromanages her son, ostracizes Josephine, and 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.condition.
** Roux is much less abrasive here than he is in the book, though he remains a DeadpanSnarker. It helps that he has necklaces to sell rather than having to rely on others hiring him for labor, and that the gypsies face less prejudice from the villagers. In addition, he doesn't fall for Vianne and Josephine at the same time.



* ChocolateOfRomance: It provides the page image. The movie itself can be considered to be almost centred around this:

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* ChocolateOfRomance: It provides the page image. The movie itself can be considered to be almost centred centered around this:



* {{Disneyfication}}: The anti-religious theme of the movie adaptation was softened by replacing the bitter churchman of the book with a town representative. Also, the town itself was made to look drab and ugly in the opening acts, when the very first scene in the book describes the heroine and her daughter watching a bright parade through the streets of the same town. The novel ended with [[spoiler:a brief, drunken hookup between the heroine and a male supporting character, leaving her pregnant as she left the village to continue drifting. In the movie, the relationship between her and the man is developed into a full romantic subplot, he returns at the end, and the heroine decides she doesn't need to leave the village, breaking the cycle.]]

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* {{Disneyfication}}: The anti-religious theme of the movie adaptation was softened by replacing the bitter churchman of the book with a town representative. Also, the town itself was made to look drab and ugly in the opening acts, when the very first scene in the book describes the heroine and her daughter watching a bright parade through the streets of the same town. The novel ended with [[spoiler:a brief, drunken hookup between the heroine and a male supporting character, leaving her pregnant as she left the village to continue drifting. In the movie, the relationship between her and the man is developed into a full romantic subplot, he returns at the end, and the heroine decides she doesn't need to leave the village, breaking the cycle.]] Also [[spoiler:Roux returns with a new boat by the end of the film, while in the book it takes him several years to earn the money.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: When the Comte finds out that Serge [[spoiler:started the fire at the dock in a bid to kill his wife, Vianne, and the Gypsies living there, the Comte is shocked, and he angrily orders Serge to leave the town, telling him that he is forever banished from the village.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When the Comte finds out that Serge [[spoiler:started [[spoiler:has been beating his wife, he immediately tosses him into confession and forces him to reform. Then when he learns Serge started the fire at the dock in a bid to kill his wife, Vianne, and the Gypsies living there, the Comte is shocked, and he angrily orders Serge to leave the town, telling him that he is forever banished from the village.]]
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.
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