Vanilla and Chocolate - Ciro Ippolito - Italy



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Vanilla and Chocolate (Vaniglia e cioccolato, 2004)

Director: Ciro Ippolito
Cast: Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Alessandro Preziosi, Joaquín Cortés
Genre: Drama 


Can love be compared to food? Can people be as different as oil and water? Eurochannel invites you to meet a troubled couple struggling to rekindle their love and commitment to one another after many years in a story that reveals that some people can be as sweet yet as opposite as Vanilla and Chocolate.

Vanilla and Chocolate is a romantic drama directed by Ciro Ippolito, and offers an entertaining adaptation of the novel of the same name (Vaniglia e cioccolato) by Sveva Casati Modigliani. In the movie, Penelope is a woman tired of the infidelities of her husband, Andrea. She leaves him for good to pursue new interests, leaving him behind. As the plot develops, the couple discovers, both alone and together, the purest forms of love and new methods by which to forgive.

An outstanding cast of A-list figures enriches Vanilla and Chocolate. In the main role is Maria Grazia Cucinotta, one of the most beautiful and talented Italian actresses of the last two decades, whose fame has reached Hollywood in films such as The World Is Not Enough from the James Bond series. She has also appeared in The Sopranos and The Simpsons. In this movie, another figure leads the cast: the internationally known Spanish ballet and flamenco dancer Joaquín Cortés.

Join a couple on their personal voyage to discover their deepest differences, and see why love is like a good dessert: while it may take its time to bake, it’s certainly worth the wait!


Penelope (Maria Grazia Cucinotta), a mother of three, grows tired of the infidelities of her husband (Alessandro Preziosi) and leaves him. His interest is awakened when he finds love letters kept by his wife, indicating a past love affair. She, on the other hand, tries to find her past lover.

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