The Hundred-Foot Journey

Synopsis: The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, the Kadams arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, Marguerite, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where Marguerite also works as a sous-chef. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. In response, there is a bridging of sides initiated by Hassan, Marguerite and Madame Mallory herself, both professional and personal, that encourages an understanding that will change both sides forever.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Lasse Hallström
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

Come on.

Papa, come on!

I'm alive!

Are you all right?

I can't do this anymore, Papa.

What are you trying to do? Kill us all?

We've been driving for days

in this piece of junk.

Enough of this crazy wandering.

You know what?

We were happier living under

the flight path at Heathrow.

At least we had a bloody home!

Wherever the family is, that is the home.

Oh, really?

And where is the family right now,

Papa? Huh?

Answer me.

Where is the family right now?


France. France!


Papa, in case you didn't realize it,

the French don't even eat Indian food.

They have food of their own.

It is famous all over the world.

This is the end of the road.

Hassan, talk to your father, huh?



There must be someone down there

who can fix the brakes.

- What did Mama say?

- Huh?

I know you talk to her.

What did she say to you?

She said, "Find a good mechanic

"and go on with your search. "


- Bonjour.

- I like her car.

Uh... No.


- Oui?

- Uh...


Do you speak English?

- Do you?

- Yes.

- Okay, good.

- I'm Marguerite.


- Nice to meet you.

- Nice to meet you. Um...

- Bonjour.

- Bonjour.

- My father.

- Okay.

Do you have, uh, any rope? Or...

Yes. Yes, I do, in the trunk there.



Push, everybody! Chalo!

Slow down, guys!

Slow down.

Guys, slow down!

Okay, to the right a little.

You can just park it here.

It's okay.

We're very grateful

for your hospitality.

No, it's m leasure. Y Do

you want some more tea?

Thank you.

That would be nice.

Bless you.

You have lots of antiques.

Some more tea?

Thank you.

All right, so the mechanic says

that he has to send out for parts

and the van won't be ready

until tomorrow.

So where do we sleep?

Here, in St. Antonio.

I found a guest house,

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Steven Knight

Steven Knight was born in 1959 in Marlborough, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Peaky Blinders (2013) and Locke (2013). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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