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Chocoloat (France/Cameroon, 1988)
Claire Denis, Director
Chocolat is about a French family living in colonial Cameroon. Marc and Aimée Dalens are the parents of France (Cécile Ducasse), a young girl who befriends Protée, a Cameroon native who is the family's household servant. The story is conducted through the eyes of young France, showing her friendship with the "houseboy", Protée, as well the sexual tension between him and her young and beautiful mother, Aimée.
The title Chocolat comes from the 1950s slang meaning "to be cheated", and thus refers to the status in French Cameroon of being black and being cheated. The film was entered into the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.