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Home > Screenings > Dutch CORE > Mad About Truffles

Director: Jascha de Wilde, Ben Hendriks

Producer: Pieter van Huystee

Executive Producer: Pieter van Huystee

Genres: Documentary, Factual


59’ and 84’ version

The 'black diamond' is the magical center of a unique world inhabited by very diverse people. From poachers and hunters to breeders and chefs. They all have the same deep passion for the black truffle. For some it is a way to be part of nature, for others a culinary gold mine, but it is clear that it enraptures everyone. There is full surrender and total dedication. They kneel before the truffle, often literally in the field digging the truffle and in worship on the pews. The truffle is a mystery and, as in love, is therefore cherished and idolized. But if we don't watch out, this special fungus will disappear from our earth for good due to global warming. Are we able to let go of this amour fou and take only what the earth gives us? This delightful film from French Provence not only appeals to our visual senses, but we can almost smell its mouthwatering aroma!

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