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Helen Mirren in The Hundred-Foot Journey FIlm

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

It’s official. Dame Helen Mirren (Madame Mallory) and the fast-rising Manish Dayal (Hassan Haji) join the cast of The Hundred-Foot Journey film due out August 8, 2014. I am a lucky fellow. The wonderful Lasse Hallstom is directing; the screenwriter is Steven Knight, while the producers are Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake. Rather good bones, as they say. But who will play Papa?

Helen Mirren to go The Hundred Foot Journey
TV3.ie
Helen Mirren to go The Hundred Foot Journey. Helen Mirren is to star as Madam Mallory in The Hundred Foot Journey due out in August 2014. Dame Helen Mirren is to star in The Hundred Foot Journey. The 67-year-old actress will portray the unusual and 
Helen Mirren to Star in DreamWorks Drama ‘The HundredFoot Journey
Hollywood Reporter
Lasse Hallstrom will direct the film, which kicks off when an Indian family moves to southern France and opens an Indian restaurant 100 feet across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant. A culinary battle ensues between the two that 

Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal join The HundredFoot Journey
Screen International
In The HundredFoot Journey, when an Indian family moves to Southern France and opens an Indian restaurant a hundred feet across the street from a Michelin starred French restaurant, a culinary battle ensues between the two. Production will begin in 
Helen Mirren & Manish Dayal To Star In ‘The HundredFoot Journey
Flicks and bits
Various sources are reporting that Helen Mirren will play Madame Mallory in the Lasse Hallstrom-directed (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules) drama ‘The HundredFoot Journey,’ an adaptation of Richard C. Morais’ novel about the rivalry between an Indian 

Helen Mirren Joins The HundredFoot Journey
ComingSoon.net
The Lasse Hallstrom-directed DreamWorks’ culinary movie The HundredFoot Journey has added the first two names to its cast, one an Oscar-winning actress, the other a virtual unknown, as the trades are reporting that Helen Mirren has been cast in one of 
Helen Mirren – Helen Mirren To Star In The Hundredfoot Journey Movie
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British actress Helen Mirren has been cast in a Hollywood adaptation of author Richard C. Morais’ bestselling book The HundredFoot Journey. The Queen star will appear alongside rising actor Manish Dayal in the culinary-themed drama, about an Indian 
TOLDJA: Helen Mirren Set For DreamWorks’ ‘The Hundred Foot Journey
Deadline.com
Helen Mirren The Oscar-winning actress will be starring in The Hundred Foot Journey, DreamWorks Studios officially announced today. Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr first reported in early June that Helen Mirren was circling the project to play eccentric and 

‘90210’s’ Manish Dayal to Star Alongside Helen Mirren in DreamWorks’ ‘The 
TheWrap
Manish Dayal, a star of the CW’s “90210” reboot and AMC’s “Rubicon,” will take the lead role in DreamWorks’ “The HundredFoot Journey,” the studio announced on Monday. Helen Mirren also will star in the film, which had been previously reported but just 
Helen Mirren Joins Oprah- and Steven Spielberg-Produced ‘The HundredFoot 
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The film, based on the novel by Richard C. Morais, stars Mirren as Madame Mallory, an eccentric, renowned chef of a three-star Michelin restaurant whose life is turned upside down when an Indian family moves to her small town in southern France and 
Helen Mirren to Star in DreamWorks’ ‘JOURNEY
Broadway World
Helen-Mirren-to-Star-in-DreamWorks-JOURNEY-20130701. Variety reports that Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal have signed on to star in DreamWorks upcoming drama THE HUNDREDFOOT JOURNEY, based on the novel by author Richard Morais.
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Lasse Halsstrom is directing this adaptation of Richard Morais’ novel about a culinary rivalry between two French and Indian restaurants.
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Mirren joins HundredFoot Journey – IMDb
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TOLDJA: Helen Mirren Set For DreamWorks’ ‘The Hundred Foot 
From Yahoo! Movies: The Oscar-winning actress will be starring in The Hundred Foot Journey, DreamWorks Studios officially announced today. Deadline’s Mike 
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Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal Set to Make ‘Journey‘ for  – Variety
Low ‘Big Brother’ Tops Anemic Sunday for the Broadcasters. Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal are set to star in the DreamWorks pic “The HundredFoot Journey,”  
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Helen Mirren will star in Dreamworks’ ‘The Hundred Foot Journey 
Helen Mirren has officially signed on to star in Dreamworks’ ‘The Hundred Foot Journey,’ which is being co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
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Inspiration for Buddhaland, Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Best movie I’ve seen so far this year: Of Gods And Men.

French film, about Catholic monks trying to survive in the Atlas mountains, during the Islamist uprising against the corrupt and statist Algerian government of the 1990s. Won Cannes last year. I defy you not to weep during the wordless, many-minute long last supper. A resounding vote for first-rate celluloid storytelling and religious folk at their very best.

Deeply, deeply moving. Here’s a taste.

Film tip – Fritz Lang’s 1931 film, “M”

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

When I was growing up in Zurich, I remember seeing on Swiss TV a film called “M”, by the great German director, Fritz Lang, before he went to Hollywood. I was about 12 at the time. The film is about a pederast and child murderer, played by the spooky Peter Lorre. The opening of “M” is more terrifying than anything Alfred Hitchcock ever came up with. Do yourself a favor and see it.

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This Lang film was approved by the German censors in 1931, two years before Hitler came to power, during the final disintegrating years of the Weimar Republic. The version I saw as a child was tightly edited around the the tale of the mass murderer. But heavily cut by censors at the time, down to 97 minutes, Dutch and Swiss film archivists have recently restored “M” to Lang’s original intent.

I just saw the film again and it took my breath away. This longer version is clearly a film about a crime so heinous that a disintegrating society can’t cope with it – it is beyond the institutions of civilized society. The good burghers’ mass hysteria in the shadow of these horrible crimes – and Lorre’s oddly touching confession about being unable to outrun his mass murdering “voices” – appears to me now as a prescient foreshadowing of the terror reign to come two years after this film hit the screens.

I think “M” is one of the great films of the 20th century, in some way predicting the Third Reich and “polite” German society’s contribution to the crimes committed, just like Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain, with its aristocratic Europeans rotting from the inside out with the ravages of TB, symbolically captured Europe on the eve of World War I.

Here is a youtube taster of Fritz Lang’s great film.

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