By Alice King
April 25, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

Merci Pour le Chocolat

B+
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  • Movie
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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.

Merci Pour le Chocolat

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  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • Unrated
runtime
  • 99 minutes
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