A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis.
- Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
- Studio: Miramax, David Brown Productions, Fat Free
- Keyword: france, chocolate, based on novel or book, tradition, parent child relationship, small town, chocolaterie, mayor, praline, single, romantic comedy, landlady, non conformity, 1950s, lent
- Cast: Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Leslie Caron, Carrie-Anne Moss