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'Le Chef' cooks up a comic fairy tale about what feeds us

'Le Chef' cooks up a comic fairy tale about what feeds us

"Le Chef" — not to be confused with the current Jon Favreau gastro-hit "Chef" — is an amusing soufflé of a comedy that pokes fun at foodies while honoring the art of those who cook for them. The film, directed by Daniel Cohen from a script he wrote with Olivier Dazat, follows an odd-couple of chefs: the legendary Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) and the younger, more impulsive Jacky (Michaël Youn). They unexpectedly meet and team up to save Lagarde's suddenly shaky career. Lagarde must prove to the snotty new head of the company (Julien Boisselier) that the fine traditional cuisine at his three-star restaurant is still critically and...

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