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The crazy adventure of chocolate • 2022 • France 5


— The crazy adventure of chocolate

Docs and Mags

“Life is like a box of chocolates!” Adored by all, chocolate is the food of pleasure par excellence. It is everywhere and, yet many of us ignore its history…

Did you know that the most common delicacy of our time was currency and the sacred drink of the Aztecs? Louis XIV’s guilty pleasure? The driving force of the industrial revolution or the inspiration for brilliant artists, from Marcel Duchamp to Roald Dahl?

Through a host of tasty archives, excerpts from classic films like Forrest Gump or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, meetings with the greatest chocolatiers of today like Patrick Roger or Stéphane Bonnat, this documentary tells us the epic story of this unique food of its kind which has continued to transform over time, and which has never ceased to delight us.

In this documentary, are interviewed:

  • Stéphane Bonat, artisan-chocolatier
  • Patrick Roger, award-winning artisan-chocolatier
  • Elisa Montiel-Welti, cacao expert at LaMaison Bonnat
  • Pierre Marcolini, artisan-chocolatier
  • Chloé Doutre-Roussel, cacao and chocolate expert
  • Victoire Finaz, chocologist

A 90min documentary
Written and directed by Stéphane Bergouhnioux
Produced by Simone Harari Baulieu, Judith Naudet Baulieu and Cyril Pennec
Effervescence Doc