directed by Roschdy Zem
Mandarin Cinema, Gaumont, Korokoro, M6 Films
From the circus to the theatre, from anonymity to fame, the incredible fate of the clown Chocolat (Omar Sy), the first black artist in France.
The unprecedented duo that he formed with Footit (James Thierrée) became very popular in Paris during the Belle Epoque, until issues involving money, gambling and racial discrimination jeopardised their friendship and Chocolat’s career.
Omar Sy, the famous French-Senegalese- Mauritanian actor, and Swiss actor James Thierrée, who is known for the poetic circus acts created with Victoria Chaplin, were a perfect match, unique in its kind, for roles charged with emotional nuances. Chocolat is the remarkable true story of an exceptional artist.