Menus Plaisirs - Les Troisgros

Menus Plaisirs - Les Troisgros

Director: Frederick Wiseman
Country: France, USA

2023 | 240 min. | French
Subtitles: English, German
FSK | Nicht geprüft / No clearance (18+)

Camera_ James Bishop Producer_ Frederick Wiseman, Karen Konicek, Olivier Giel Rights_ Zipporah Films Inc.

Two icons come together: the famous French gastronomic family Troisgros, captured by Frederick Wiseman, the legendary US chronicler of the present.

The Troisgros family and their three restaurants. For the most part, the film shows the Troisgros, which has been a three-star restaurant for 55 years. What’s sensational here is how something we experience primarily through our sense of taste and smell becomes a complex visual experience: we observe the daily routines, from buying vegetables and talking with the livestock farmers, to discussing the menu sequence and the process of cooking and serving guests. Seemingly everything that makes up high gastronomy is laid out before us. This includes the pursuit of sustainability. - The infinite precision, splendid sense of rhythm and awe-inspiring methodical approach that Frederick Wiseman, now 93 years old, once again brings to bear in documenting a part of our world is simply impressive. With great respect, he shows people and their devotion to good food.


Frederick Wiseman is the most distinguished living US documentary filmmaker. His debut, ›Titicut Follies‹, had its international premiere at IFFMH in 1967, and we have regularly shown his films ever since, most recently ›City Hall‹ in 2020. He has received the Golden Lion and the Honorary Oscar for his lifetime achievement.



  • AvailableSunday 19.11.202311:00MannheimMACinema Quadrat
  • AvailableSunday 19.11.202317:30HeidelbergHDKarlstorkino

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