Fabuleux Destin D'amelie PoulainDirector: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus
One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming and romantic comic fantasy from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amelie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Her mother Amandine (Lorella Cravotta) died in a freak accident when Amelie was eight, and her father Raphael (Rufus) had limited contact with her, since his presence seemed to throw her heart into high gear. Despite all this, Amelie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. When Princess Diana dies in a car wreck in the summer of 1997, Amelie is reminded that life can be fleeting and she decides it's time for her to intervene in the lives of those around her, hoping to bring a bit of happiness to her neighbors and the regulars at the cafe. Amelie starts by bringing together two lonely people -- Georgette (Isabelle Nanty), a tobacconist with a severe case of hypochondria, and Joseph (Dominique Pinon), an especially ill-tempered customer. When Amelie finds a box of old toys in her apartment, she returns them to their former owner, Mr. Bretodeau (Maurice Benichou), sending him on a reverie of childhood. Amelie befriends Dufayel (Serge Merlin), an elderly artist living nearby whose bones are so brittle, thanks to a rare disease, that everything in his flat must be padded for his protection. And Amelie decides someone has to step into the life of Nino (Mathieu Kassovitz), a lonely adult video store clerk and part-time carnival spook-show ghost who collects pictures left behind at photo booths around Paris. Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain received unusually enthusiastic advance reviews prior to its French premiere in the spring of 2001, and was well received at a special free screening at that year's Cannes Film Festival.
A delicious pastry of a movie.
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- Walt Disney Video
Cast & Crew
|Mathieu Kassovitz||Nino Quincampoix|
|Rufus||Raphael Poulain (Amélie's father)|
|Yolande Moreau||Madeleine Wallace|
|Artus de Penguern||Hipolito (the writer)|
|Urbain Cancelier||Collignon (the grocer)|
|Maurice Bénichou||Bretodeau (the box man)|
|Claude Perron||Eva (the strip teaser)|
|Michel Robin||Old Man Collignon|
|Lorella Cravotta||Amandine Poulain|
|Flora Guiet||Amélie (8 years old)|
|Amaury Babault||Nino (as a child)|
|Jean Darie||The Blind Man|
|Ticky Holgado||The Photo Booth Man|
|Marc Amyot||The Stranger|
|Andrée Damant||Mrs. Collignon|
|Dominique Bettenfeld||The Screaming Neighbor|
|Frankye Pain||The Newsstand Woman|
|Eugene Berthier||Eugene Koler|
|Marion Pressburger||Credits Helper|
|Charles-Roger Bour||The Urinal Man|
|Luc Palun||Amandine's Grocer|
|Fabienne Chaudat||Woman in Coma|
|Jacques Viala||The Customer Who Humiliates His Friend|
|Fabien Behar||The Humiliated Customer|
|Jonathan Joss||The Humiliated Customer's Son|
|Jean-Pierre Becker||The Bum|
|Thierry Gibault||The Endive Client|
|Franois Bercovici||His Buddy|
|Guillaume Viry||Dominique Bredoteau Woman|
|Valérie Zarrouk||Bretodeau as a child|
|Marie-Laure Descoureaux||The Dead Man's Concierge|
|Sophie Tellier||Aunt Josette|
|Gérald Weingand||The Teacher|
|Francois Viaur||The Bar Owner|
|Paule Dare||His Employee|
|Myriam Labbe||The Tobacco Buyer|
|Robert Gendreu||Café Patron|
|Julianna Kovacs||Grocer's Client|
|Valériane De Villeneuve||The Laughing Woman|
|Raymonde Heudeline||Phantom Train Cashier|
|Christiane Bopp||Woman By The Merry-Go-Round|
|Thierry Arfeuilleres||Statue Man|
|Jerry Lucas||The Sacré-Coeur Boy|
|Patrick Paroux||The Street Prompter|
|Francois Aubineau||The Concierge's Postman|
|Philippe Beautier||Poulain's Postman|
|Régis Iacono||Felix L' Herbier|
|Franck-Olivier Bonnet||Palace Video|
|Alain Floret||The Concierge's Husband|
|Jean-Pol Brissard||The Postman|
|Jacques Thebault||Voice Only|
|Frederic Mitterrand||Voice Only|
|Vincent Arnardi||Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer|
|Sylvie Bello||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Aline Bonetto||Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design|
|Jean-Baptiste Bonetto||Special Effects|
|Noël Chainbaux||Special Effects|
|Sophie Chiabaut||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Yves Domenjoud||Special Effects|
|Véronique Elise||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Madeline Fontaine||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Oliver Gleyze||Special Effects|
|Gerard Hardy||Sound Editor|
|Emma Lebail||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Daniel Lenoir||Special Effects|
|Guillaume Leriche||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Thierry Reymoneno||Special Effects|
|Volker Schaefer||Art Director|
|Antoine Simkine||Executive Producer|
|Yann Tiersen||Score Composer|
|Jean Umansky||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Arne Meerkamp Van Embden||Producer|
|Christophe Vassort||Asst. Director|
|Les Versaillais||Special Effects|
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I must admit, I fell in love with Amelie- both the protagonist and movie itself -the second the film began. It is highly aesthetically-pleasing and simultaneously a bit melancholy yet completely heartwarming. There is not a single movie that I enjoy more than this one; perfect for First Dates, Rainy Days or evenings when you need a bit of a European Pick-Me-Up.
Subtitles? What subtitles? Fall in love with Amelie, as she takes you through her neurotic life and her crazy adventures. This colorful and thoughtful movie will leave you full of hope, inspiration and a smile at the end. Beautifully filmed, and a little quirky. LOVE THIS FILM!!
Amélie may be over a decade old, but it is like a breath of fresh air. The music alone is enough to make a person want to watch. A very enjoyable movie!
I found out about this movie by watching figure skating one day. Belbin and Agosto used the soundtrack for their long program and I eventually wanted to watch the movie. I loved every second of it. It was charming, funny, and the music was just amazing. I'm telling you, go watch it. If any of your friends say anything about how foreign films are not worth their time, tell them they need to watch Amelie! I hope you enjoy it!!!
I really loved this movie, enough to put the money into owning a copy of my own. There's nothing totally astonishing about it, but the movie as a whole just flows. It's a great movie to escape to. It's an inviting movie and I recommend watching it at least once.
I wasn't expecting to like this movie. My sister brought it home and said it was a French film. I usually avoid French films or anything French for that matter because of my bad experiences while living in France for a year. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I absolutely adored this movie. It is visually beautiful and the story warms your heart. Audrey Tatou makes you fall in love with her. She is breathtaking on screen. The movie made me fall in love with being in love. It reminded me of all those goosebumps and emotions one feels in the beginnings of a crush/love affair. The traveling gnome story was a hoot. I highly recommend this movie as it is the only good thing to come out of France.
I just watched this movie today when I rented it, and I fell in love with it. It's a ''quirky'' and slightly surreal yet lovable and perfect. I love Audrey Tautou, who plays Amelie. She is almost innocent seeming, with her big eyes and definitely a ''glass half full'' type of person. The whole movie will charm and endear you, and give Paris (and Montmarte) a special place in your heart.
This is an incredible movie. Recently, I've found myself unable to watch more than the first half of a movie without getting bored. However, this movie kept me from begining to end. It is the uberr0xor.
I saw Amelie purely by chance, and I consider that pure luck. The movie was described to me as ''heart warming'' but really it is ''heart melting, joyful, wonderful, amazing, spectacular''. Don't let the fact that it's in French put you off-it is an absolute joy.
This film was the smartest and was the most fun that I've had at the movies in a long time. You never want it to stop! It will transform you into a creme brule cracking-rock skipping-do gooder in no time ( or at least make you think about turning over a new leaf) As satifying and refreshing as a good cool icecream cone in the midst of all the violent and huge movies this summer- definatly the best thing I've seen in a real long time. ( and plus it's so darn cute!)
This is the sexiest that Audrey Tatou has ever been save for the last scene on the stairs of 'Coco Before Chanel' The Beastlord Slavedragon
The greatest movie I have seen so far. It also gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. 2 years ago, a friend from France told me it was a wonderful movie, so I decided to watch it. I agree..you fall in love with it. The music is great, especially "valse d'Amelie." I just can't find the words to express how much I love this movie.
I wasn't too thrilled when I heard my mother had rented Amelie, and I was even less happy when I found out that it was all subtitled. Nevertheless, I was astounded at how the emotions expressed in the film are realistic without being overdone. I loved Amelie's enigmatic, sporadic smiles at the camera, and her sweet, painfully shy nature. And for those of you who shy away from subtitles--the cinamatography is fantastic, and the storyline captures so much of your attention that you don't feel like you're reading the subtitles at all! Take it from this teenager--I would rather watch Amelie again than any of the flicks in the theaters!
Amelie is and forever will be one of my most favorite movies. It is so brilliantly compiled together and you instantly fall in love with Amelie. She is quirky, compassionate, mysterious, and curious all wrapped into one. it is a hilarious,light-hearted, and beautiful film for anyone to enjoy.