The culinary film, it is a genre in itself that has spawned many wonderful films that usually make your mouth water. French-Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hùng has now made a new, delectable contribution to this genre with his self-written Le pot-au-feu - an ode to traditional French cuisine. The dishes that pass by were conceived and prepared by French chef Pierre Gagnaire, who holds many Michelin stars, the leading roles are played by Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel. The tasty result earned Tran, among others, the award for Best Direction at Cannes.
It is 1885. Top chef Eugenie (Binoche) has been working for gourmet and bon vivant Dodin Bouffant (Magimel) for 20 years. Their collaboration, which has produced countless delicious dishes, has eventually developed into a romantic relationship. But Eugenie is very attached to her freedom and therefore does not want to marry him. Dodin does and decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.