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

and they have rooms.

- How much?

- Approximately...

Papa, no. You will not barter.

We will just pay the rate

like normal people.

Normal people get the best value?

Only Europeans accept the first price.

Papa, it's not like in Mumbai, all right?


I thought you might be hungry, so...

- Beautiful.

- Thank you.

- Very nice.

- Thank you.

My pleasure.

This is very, very kind of you.

- You're welcome.

- Thank you.

So, uh, what is all this?

That's just some cold things

we had in the larder. So...

- Amazing.

- Oh.

But please eat it, it's all yours.

Thank you.


Where did you buy this?

- Mmm.

- Oh, the bread? I bake it.

- Nice.

- Yes.

Oh, God, Papa, try this.

This oil, where is it from?

Uh, from

the olive trees in the garden.

And my uncle press it every year. So...

And the cheese is from the cows

in the field at the back.

It's totally natural.

- Mmm.


- This is amazing.

- The cheese...


Do you want some sweets?


Thank you.

Not too many, okay?

Forgive the silence, Marguerite.

I think my family is afraid

that they died in the accident

and now we enter heaven.

- Thomas?

- Yes, ma'am?

Who are these people?

I don't know.

Papa, what are you doing?

For sale.

Look at this.

It's perfect.



speak to Mansur, please, first.


It's not Mansur's money.

Not until I die.

Until then it is mine and Mama's money.

And she loves this village.

She said brakes break for a reason.



It has a covered yard,

like the one in Mumbai.

Fifty covers at least.


There we would have our tandoori oven.


Can I help you?

Sorry. Sorry.

We were just looking around here.

This is private property.

Okay. Papa, chalo, let's go.

Excuse me, do you own this property?

- Oh, no. No.

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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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