Hundred-Foot Journey, The (film) Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Son Hassan, an excellent chef, decides to open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai, only to run afoul of Madame Mallory, chef proprietress of the nearby Le Saule Pleurer, a highly rated, classical French restaurant. Her initial protests turn into an all-out war between the two establishments, but Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite, wins out and the two cultures come together as Madame Mallory recognizes her rival’s undeniable brilliance for preparing masterful meals. Directed by Lasse Hallström. A DreamWorks film, released by Touchstone on August 8, 2014. Stars Helen Mirren (Madame Mallory), Manish Dayal (Hassan Kadam), Om Puri (Papa), Charlotte Le Bon (Marguerite). Based on the novel by Richard C. Morais.