The unstoppable rise of Chocolat, France's first black entertainer. In the late 19th century, the clown Footit, whose career had seen better days, spotted Rafael Padilla, a former Afro-Cuban slave, in a small provincial circus. The duo went on to enjoy immense popular acclaim.
Directed by: Roschdy Zem (France, 2015)
Cast: Omar Sy (Chocolat), James Thiérrée (Footit), Thibault de Montalembert (Jules Moy), Clotilde Hesme (Marie), Olivier Gourmet (Oller), Frédéric Pierrot (Mr Delvaux), Noémie Lvovsky (Ms Delvaux), Alice de Lencquesaing (Camille)
Awards: 2 Césars in 2017 (Best supporting actor for James Thiérrée, Best production design), 2 Globes de Cristal in 2017 (Best film, Best actor for Omar Sy).