The Scent of Mandarin

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The Scent of Mandarin
Theatrical release poster
FrenchL'Odeur de la mandarine
Directed byGilles Legrand
Written byGuillaume Laurant
Produced byFrédéric Brillion
Victor Hadida
StarringOlivier Gourmet
Georgia Scalliet
CinematographyYves Angelo
Edited byAndrea Sedláčková
Music byArmand Amar
Epithète Films
France 3 Cinéma
Distributed byMetropolitan Filmexport
Release dates
  • 27 August 2015 (2015-08-27) (Angoulême)
  • 30 September 2015 (2015-09-30) (France)
Running time
110 minutes
Budget$8.2 million[1]
Box office$940.000[2]

The Scent of Mandarin (French: L'Odeur de la mandarine) is a 2015 French drama film directed by Gilles Legrand. It stars Olivier Gourmet and Georgia Scalliet. It was nominated for two César Awards at the 41st César Awards.[3] The mother and her child have to seek shelter under the manor of kind and rich retired general. He and the mother decide to marry but they plan to have no children. The general and the mother having trouble in bed. The general decides to satisfy through prostitution. The mother quite piss about this and decide to hump with the horse keeper who has already kept an eye on her for sometime.



Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
César Awards[3] Best Costume Design Catherine Leterrier Nominated
Best Production Design Jean Rabasse Nominated


  1. ^ "L'Odeur de la mandarine". JP's Box-Office.
  2. ^ "L'odeur de la mandarine". Box Office Mojo.
  3. ^ a b "'Golden Years,' 'Marguerite,' 'Dheepan,' 'Mustang' Lead Cesar Nominations". Variety.

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