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Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain / AMELIE FROM MONTMARTRE
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Amelie isn't like the others. She has seen her goldfish disappear down a drain, her mother dying beside Notre-Dame and her father lavish love on a garden gnome. Now a grown woman, she works as a waitress in a Montmartre bar. She leads a simple life: she likes throwing stones into the St. Martin Canal, observing people and letting her imagination fly. Suddenly, at 22, Amelie discovers her mission in life: to straighten out the mess in other people's lives without them noticing. But her vocation is transformed with the arrival of the mysterious unshod Nino. Captivated by the boy, Amelie prefers to tease him for a while before allowing herself to be discovered. Luckily, the brittle-boned neighbour whom Amelie has attempted to help pays her back in kind by pushing her into Nino's arms.
BIOGRAPHY
JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Roanne (France), 1955. After having made five shorts for which he won three Césars, (Le manège, 1979; Pas de repos pour Billy Brakko; 1984 Foutaises, 1990), in 1991 he co-directed with Marc Caro his first feature film, Delicatessen, European Cinema Award and the César for Best First Film. In 1995 he released La cité des enfants perdus (The City of Lost Children) also co-directed with Caro, and in 1997 Alien: Resurrection.
CAST & CREW
Director
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Screenplay
Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Photography
Bruno Delbonnel
Edition
Hervé Schneid
Music
Yann Tiersen
Cast
Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Yolande Moreau
Sales
UGC International
Running Time
120 m.
Country
France
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