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Chocolat (by Claire Denis)

Curious and observant seven-year-old France spends her days amidst the paradise of her family's estate, a remote colonial outpost in the middle of the vast, isolated plains of Cameroon. But behind the household's exterior beauty lies growing hostility brought on by France's always-traveling father, her bored, frustrated mother--and Protée, the noble, intelligent house "boy" who suffers the indignities of his status in silence. When a plane makes an emergency landing nearby, a disparate collection of characters come to the house and the façade soon begins to unravel. As buried tensions are suddenly exposed, a shocking explosion of rage, racism and forbidden passions may tear the family apart forever. 1988, 106 minutes, MPAA rating: PG-13, DVD includes French language track with English, French and Spanish subtitles.

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