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Chocolat
France looks at her dad’snotebook.
Learning the language.
Driving in colonial Africa.Post-colonial Cameroon.
Mungo and France both come to Africa to find their roots.
“My little chickadee.”
The servants’ shower.
Two scenes in the engineroom.1. Protee picks up France   and brushes off her feet.2. France burns her hand.
Playing games.
Protee throws Luc out of thehouse.Aimee throws Protee outof the house.
Protee rejects Aimee.Mungo rejects France.
Protee severes his relationshipwith France.Mungo cannot read France’sscarred palms.
France eating with Protee,later with the cook.
France watches two planestake off.1. Leaving the organ behind.2. Loading African art   (for export?).
Marc explains the horizon toFrance:“When you look at the hillsbeyond the houses andbeyond the trees where theearth touches...
Chocolat: Parallels
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Chocolat: Parallels

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Parallels in the film, Chocolat (1988), d. Claire Denis.

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Chocolat: Parallels

  1. 1. Chocolat
  2. 2. France looks at her dad’snotebook.
  3. 3. Learning the language.
  4. 4. Driving in colonial Africa.Post-colonial Cameroon.
  5. 5. Mungo and France both come to Africa to find their roots.
  6. 6. “My little chickadee.”
  7. 7. The servants’ shower.
  8. 8. Two scenes in the engineroom.1. Protee picks up France and brushes off her feet.2. France burns her hand.
  9. 9. Playing games.
  10. 10. Protee throws Luc out of thehouse.Aimee throws Protee outof the house.
  11. 11. Protee rejects Aimee.Mungo rejects France.
  12. 12. Protee severes his relationshipwith France.Mungo cannot read France’sscarred palms.
  13. 13. France eating with Protee,later with the cook.
  14. 14. France watches two planestake off.1. Leaving the organ behind.2. Loading African art (for export?).
  15. 15. Marc explains the horizon toFrance:“When you look at the hillsbeyond the houses andbeyond the trees where theearth touches the sky, that’sthe horizon. Tomorrow in thedaytime I’ll show yousomething. The closer youget to that line, the farther itmoves. If you walk towardit, it moves away. It fleesfrom you. I must also explainthis to you. You see the line.You see it, but it doesn’texist.”

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