Has anyone found where the Mondovino Doc. can be streamed?
Any other favorite gems you've found?
Not a wine movie, just a French movie, but this is my all-time favorite movie clip involving wine. Diner de Cons Lafite 1978
This is a scene from the comedy, Le Diner de Cons, where the wealthy, tax-cheating, and desperate main character is about to host dinner for his shrewd tax collector in exchange for information regarding his wife's whereabouts. It's in French and they speak super fast, but I watch the clip again and again and pick up new banter each time.
Wow, I can't believe there is another french movie enthusiast out there. Le Diner de Cons is in my top 3 favorite foreign films of all time. It was made in 1998 and stars Thierry Lhermitte, who at the time was France's top comedic actor. Hollywood made an american remake of this film in 2010 called Dinner for Schmucks starring Steve Carell. HORRIBLE MOVIE. Emily, I hope you watch Diner de Cons in french because even English subtitles doesn't do the movie justice. The banter, jokes, and social nuances between the main characters is among the greatest dialogue ever written for a movie. Emily, thanks for the memories!
Just one thing, "tax-cheating" is very common in France, it's not exclusive to that character, or just wealthy people. Taxes in France have been so crushing for so long that hiding one's wealth is part of french's culture for all citizens. Which makes us love that scene even more.