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Sundance Selects | Release Date: February 26, 2016
Summary: Philadelphia, circa 2010, is about to lose its culinary treasure: Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French restaurants in the country. The 67-year-old owner, Georges Perrier, nearly as iconic as his landmark eatery, is preparing to sell the restaurant after more than four decades in business. Filmmaker Erika Frankel, a native of the Philly suburbs, asks if she could film Perrier as an era-ending tribute. Perrier, however, has other plans. He decides to withdraw the sale and reinvent Le Bec-Fin by hiring a new protégé, Chef Nicholas Elmi, who achieved national fame on the “Top Chef” TV show. Perrier wants to pass the business to Elmi, but finds he has trouble letting go of the spatula. Over a three-year period, Frankel captures this mercurial, passionate, quixotic force of nature as he struggles to preserve his sumptuous Gallic dishes in an era where casual attitudes and lighter fare are taking hold. [Sundance Selects]
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Runtime: 77 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/king-georges
Production:
Genres: Biography, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jun 21, 2016
Director Credit
Erika Frankel Director
Writer Credit
Erika Frankel Writer
Cast Credit
Georges Perrier Cast
Nicholas Elmi Cast
Producer Credit
Erika Frankel Producer