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Year: 2016
Original Title: Chocolat
Length: 119 minutes
Genre: Drama
Studios: Canal+, Mandarin Cinéma
Distributor: Kelli Herd Film Company Inc.
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: November 04 2016


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French drama based on real events directed by Roschdy Zem ('Bodybuilder', 'Omar Killed Me', 'Bad Faith') which takes us back to the 19th century to tell the incredible story of a clown called Rafael Padilla, also known as Chocolat (Omar Sy), who became the first black artist in a French circus. With his partner's profession, the clown Foottit (James Thierrée), our protagonist will become a star of the humor and in fact Lumière brothers chose Chocolat to participate in some of their first films. This is a film that talks about show, money, friendship and racism from the point of view of a real character who experienced a deep and interesting transformation. It also stars James Thierrée, Clotilde Hesme, Olivier Gourmet and Frederic Pierrot.


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Trivia Chocolat

In France the film had 1.68 million admissions in four weeks. Roschdy Zem's first period film. Director Roschdy Zem has also worked as an actor in other films.