Films on Chocolate
Chocolat, directed by Lasse Hallstrom Starring Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, and Johnny Depp.
An iconoclastic single mother and her young daughter move to a village in France and open a chocolate shop -- that's open Sundays -- across the street from a church. At first, Binoche's rich, sensuous desserts scandalize the town, but soon the villagers welcome the newcomers with open arms.
Like Water for Chocolate, directed by Alfonso Arau Starring Marco Leonardi and Lumi Cavazos.
The passionate Tita is in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro instead marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking -- and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares.
The Chocolate War, directed by Keith Gordon Starring Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wally Ward and John Glover.
As the new kid at a strict Catholic boys' school, Jerry Renault longs to be part of the notorious gang of thugs known as "the Vigils". But when the school's ambitious headmaster enlists the Vigils to help him "persuade" everyone to participate in a fund-raising drive to sell chocolate bars, Jerry discovers that membership comes at a dear price. Based on the book by Robert Cormier.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Mel Stuart Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum and Jack Albertson.
Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a frenzy when he announces that five golden tickets hidden inside his candy bars will get their holders into his top-secret factory. Amidst a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers, young Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe get caught in the middle of Wonka's secret.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Tim Burton Starring Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore.
Lucky Charlie Bucket is one of five golden-ticket holders treated to a tour of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory in this re-imagining of the classic Willy Wonka film. Along with the other four (pretty naughty) contest winners, good-hearted Charlie visits the factory and encounters Oompa Loompas, eats wonderful candy creations and meets the fascinating Wonka himself. From the time he enters the factory, Charlie's life changes forever.