Alice King
April 25, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Merci Pour le Chocolat

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
99 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/31/02
performer
Isabelle Huppert, Brigitte Catillon, Jacques Dutronc, Anna Mouglalis, Rodolphe Pauly, Michel Robin
director
Claude Chabrol
distributor
Empire Pictures, First Run Features
author
Claude Chabrol
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B+

Director Claude Chabrol offers a bonbon of a thriller with Huppert as the Swiss chocolate-magnate wife of a famous pianist (Dutronc) with a penchant for serving drug-laced hot cocoa to her guests — including an unexpected visitor who may or may not be her husband’s daughter. A stylishly arch dark comedy with shades of Rebecca, Merci stays on the right side of camp with an ambiguous ending that belies Huppert’s perfect-wife/nutso grin.

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