“The Hundred-Foot Journey” (PG)—Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.
Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant—the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai.
That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of LeSaule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory, gets wind of it.
Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant 100 feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments—until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite, combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave a magic between their two cultures and imbue the village with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore.
At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
The movie stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte LeBon.
Running time—122 minutes.