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From the Distrib Films Collection
The Chef's Wife
A film by Anne Le Ny
Starring Karin Viard and Emmanuelle Devos
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Two of the most critically acclaimed actors in modern French cinema, Karin Viard and Emmanuelle Devos, star together for the first time as two women who want more out of life-at work and at home. Devos plays Carole, who feels overshadowed by her husband, Sam (Roschdy Zem), a Michelin-starred chef. She takes a course at an adult training center where she meets Marithé (Viard) who wants to help Carole create a new, fulfilling life. The two women become close friends, but complications arise when Marithé encounters Carole's charming husband. Directed by actress-turned-director Anne Le Ny, who also appears in a supporting role, this is a romantic comedy with a vibrant restaurant backdrop that explores female friendship, love, lies and wanting something you can't have.

"A well-observed and -written drama leavened with touching asides and comedic moments... offers something of a masterclass in French acting."The Hollywood Reporter

"A real subtle comedy."Le Parisien

"A brilliant comedy about female friendship."Direct Matin

"An energetic comedy and kind of sociological vaudeville... manipulative and bold, where writing and dialogues are wondrously mastered."Positif

"Funny, clever. A must-see!"Voici


91 minutes / color
In French with English subtitles
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2014
DVD Sale: $26.98

Subject areas:
Comedy, Distrib Films Collection, Food, France, Narrative, Romance

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