Chocolat ★★★★½

On the surface, "Chocolat" (not to be confused with Lasse Hallström’s movie of the same name) may not seem to be a noteworthy movie. That, however, is to be expected, as this movie is all about subtlety.

There is a special quality to the movie that I cannot quite put my finger on but that made me really appreciate it. Add to this the shining performances by the cast and the often stunningly beautiful images of Cameroon, and the result is a wonderfully delicate movie that does so much with so little.