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Brief Summary Of The Movie Chocolat

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Vianne wanders a lot with her daughter. She never lived in a place longer than 2 years. She has been in many different countries and speaks good French as well as English. This time they arrive in a very small town in France, between Toulouse and Bordeaux.
They are not welcome in the village. The residents don’t like strangers. Especially the Priest. When Vianne opens a chocolaterie on Ash Wednesday, he is very mad and he decides to do anything in his power to get rid of her. He is very persuasive in the church and tells his people they have to look out for Vianne, for she is no good with her chocolate and ‘spells’.
In spite of all this criticism Vianne does good business. She soon makes friends with Guillaume, Armande and Josephine.
Josephine has been battered by her husband. She has lived with it very long and now Vianne showed her she could walk away, she did. She comes to live with Vianne and Anouk to great annoyance of the priest. He didn’t want to see that it was actually true.
Its spring and the water gipsies have come to the village. Vianne welcomes them, because she was sort of a gipsy to, but the people in town despise the water people. They are strangers to them. Vianne, Armande and Guillaume are the only people who are nice to them. The priest tries to drive them away. It works because Josephine’s husband sets fire to the boat of Roux. He is a water gypsy who has also come to the village with his friends. He made friends with Vianne and the others. Now all the gypsies have gone further down the...

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