Coffee and cinema are two worlds with a strong link. How many scenes feature dialogues and actions that unfold around a cup of coffee? The list is endless…
To celebrate our participation in the 71st Cannes Film Festival, here are the best scenes in which coffee almost becomes one of the characters.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, 1961
One of the most iconic scenes ever in the world of the silver screen. Famous star Audrey Hepburn stops to gaze at the window of the famous Tiffany’s store in New York, holding an American coffee and a pastry.
In one of the most famous French films, the character played by Audrey Tautou works in a Parisian café (the Café des 2 Moulins, which still exists today) and coffee is present in many of the scenes.
COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, 2004
This famous film starring Roberto Benigni contains a scene in which the two leading characters sit at a table drinking coffee and chatting about the two main themes: coffee and cigarettes.
In the film, the two protagonists, Al Pacino and Robert de Niro, sit in a typical American diner chatting, in front of two cups of coffee.
PULP FICTION, 1994
In this film there are plenty of scenes featuring coffee! The most famous one is the scene in which two of the protagonists discuss where and how to hide a corpse while sipping a cup of coffee.
KILL BILL VOL.1, 2003
Is there anyone who doesn’t remember Beatrix Kiddo’s first murder? It takes place precisely while she’s sipping a cup of coffee with cream and sugar.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, 1984
Who can forget the cult scene in the film when Robert de Niro stirs his cup of coffee for a minute that seems to last forever?
Naturally there are lots of other scenes like these but we’ve chosen to only present the most famous ones. Can you think of any more?