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A Matter of Taste

A film by Bernard Rapp With Bernard Giraudeau and Jean-Pierre Lorit


Frédéric Delamont is an industrial magnate in his fifties. He is at the peak of his success, refined, original, and phobic when, in a restaurant, he meets Nicolas Rivière, a young man prone to odd jobs and adversity. Frédéric thus offers Nicolas a large salary to become his personal food taster. That which started as a light, unusual gastronomic adventure will soon reveal itself to be a much more dangerous game for both men…


Frédéric Delamont – Bernard Giraudeau Nicolas Rivière – Jean-Pierre Lorit René Rousset – Charles Berling Le juge – Jean-Pierre Léaud Béatrice – Florence Thomassin Flavert – Artus de Penguern Le docteur Rossignon – Laurent Spielvogel Caroline – Elisabeth Macocco Le docteur Ferrières – Anne-Marie Philipe

Fiche technique

Production Catherine Dussart & Chantal Perrin Coproduction France 3 Cinéma, CDP, Studio Canal, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma Studio Images 6, Gimages 2, Procirep Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) Internationale Distribution Pyramide Distribution

Press and Festivals

“A matter of Taste” is only the second feature for director Bernard Rapp, a top French television journalist. Co-written by Rapp with fine screenwriter Gilles Taurand (“Dry Cleaning,” Andre Techine’s “The Wild Reeds,” among others), the film was nominated for five Cesars, the French Oscars, including best picture, best actor and best screenplay. Awards 2000 Cognac Festival du Film Policier, France (Unravel Award, Critics Award, Grand Prix) ; 2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Poland (Special Mention).