Distribution

Europe Loves - Amelie

Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

France

2001

120 mins

15

Cast:

Audrey Tautou, Matthieu Kassovitz

10th Anniversary Edition

Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who glides through the streets of Paris as quietly as a mouse. With wide eyes and a tiny grin, she sees the world in a magical light, discovering minor miracles every day.

A shy and reserved person whose favorite moments are spent alone skimming stones into the water, Amélie was raised by a pair of eccentrics who falsely diagnosed her with a heart problem at the age of six and so limited her exposure to the outside world.

Now a free and independent woman, Amélie wears a bob that curls in every direction and dresses in red. With a job in a cafe and an aptitude for spying on her neighbours, Amélie entertains herself by enacting a series of homemade, kindhearted practical jokes.

She returns a long-forgotten box of childhood knickknacks to its proper owner, she sends her father’s garden troll on a trip around the world, and she creates a love connection at the cafe between the hypochondriac druggist and a beer-drinking grouch.

But when the day is done, Amélie finds one stone unturned, and decides to work her magic on the quirky object of her affections, Nino Quincampoix (Matthieu Kassovitz), whom she has never met…

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