Merci pour le chocolat

101 mins
7.6 / 10 (1898)


When the wife of the pianist André dies in an accident, he remarries his first wife, the chocolatier Mika. Together with his son Guillaume, they live a perfect family life. But when the young pianist Jeanne arrives in search of a mentor, it becomes clear that not all is well beneath the surface.

MUBI's take

When asked by Chabrol if she wanted to play a pervert, Huppert, true to form, enthusiastically said “Yes!” So came about this benignly-titled character study that leaves an acidic aftertaste. Underneath the smooth veneer of chic interiors and bourgeois civility, dark impulses quietly congeal.