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Plot Summary
Sixteen pastry chefs demonstrate extraordinary skill and artistry as they create sweet delights in competition for a coveted honor in Les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.

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Directors: Chris Hegedus , D.A. Pennebaker

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Kings of Pastry (2009)

Release Date: September 15th, 2010|1 hr. 24 min.

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  • Kings of Pastry is about the craft, the teaching and learning, the collaborative work, the tedium, the heartbreak and emotional backbone it takes to make something lovely, even if that something is destined to disappear down a gullet in seconds - and even if the maker ends up a noble failure. show more

  • Some of the creations these chefs produce defy belief (and make you wish you could jump into the screen to have a taste). show more

  • Kings of Pastry, goes inside an intense event that few Americans know much about - a kind of tradesmen's Olympics. show more

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D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus on French Pastry, Documentary Filmmaking, Bob Dylan and Richard Nixon

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Simon Abrams on Sep 22nd, 2010 12:00PM

The films of D.A. Pennebaker, now 85 years old, comprise one of the most formidable oeuvres of any non-fiction filmmaker. While concert documentaries like 'Don't Look Back' (1967), 'Monterey Pop'...

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