L'Auberge Espagnole

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Overview

A rooming house in Barcelona plays host to an array of romantic misadventures and personal misunderstandings in this well-respected comedy, which has been given a well-executed presentation for its North American debut on DVD. The Spanish Apartment (aka L'Auberge Espagnole) has been given two transfers for this release -- a letterboxed version in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (which is enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors), and a pan-and-scan transfer in the full-frame ratio of 1.33:1. The ...
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Overview

A rooming house in Barcelona plays host to an array of romantic misadventures and personal misunderstandings in this well-respected comedy, which has been given a well-executed presentation for its North American debut on DVD. The Spanish Apartment (aka L'Auberge Espagnole) has been given two transfers for this release -- a letterboxed version in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (which is enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors), and a pan-and-scan transfer in the full-frame ratio of 1.33:1. The original French-language soundtrack is mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while the Spanish version is in Dolby Digital Surround; the disc also includes optional subtitles in English and Spanish. No additional bonus materials appear on this release.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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Editorial Reviews

Washington Post - Michael O'Sullivan
In almost every way that I can think of, L'Auberge Espagnole is a perfect movie... It is a film that feels alive.
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas
Exhilarating comedy...Its warm, embracing spirit is refreshing in these divisive times.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/23/2003
  • UPC: 024543095965
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Français, Español
  • Time: 2:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 19,047

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Romain Duris Xavier
Cécile De France Isabelle
Judith Godrèche Anne-Sophie
Audrey Tautou Martine
Kelly Reilly Wendy
Kevin Bishop
Federico D'Anna
Barnaby Metschurat
Cristina Brondo
Christian Pagh
Xavier De Guillebon
Vladimir Yordanoff
Iddo Goldberg
Technical Credits
Cédric Klapisch Director, Screenwriter
Dominique Colin Cinematographer
Lola Doillon Asst. Director
Matthieu Dury Score Composer
Francois Emmanuelli Art Director
Emmanuelle Gaborit Casting
Bruno Levy Producer
Cyril Moisson Sound/Sound Designer
Francine Sandberg Editor
Anne Schotte Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Fullscreen
1. Main Titles [:27]
2. Career Advice [2:13]
3. Nothing's Simple [3:22]
4. Sad Goodbyes [3:40]
5. First Day in Town [1:07]
6. Helping Hand [1:30]
7. Roommate Interview [5:32]
8. Catalan Spoken Here [:32]
9. Euro Pudding [5:08]
10. Love at First Sight [1:18]
11. New Roommate [2:22]
12. Sex Secret [3:38]
13. Martine's Visit [1:13]
14. Flamenco Flame [3:37]
15. Study Break [3:15]
16. How to Pleasure a Woman [:22]
17. Wendy and William [4:09]
18. Big Night Out [2:55]
19. Italy...Germany [3:24]
20. Xavier's Women [3:44]
21. Life Is Messy [2:29]
22. Over the Edge [3:39]
23. Warning Wendy [4:40]
24. William to the Rescue [4:22]
25. Year's End [:32]
26. Last Kiss [3:33]
27. Take-Off [2:56]
28. End Titles [1:57]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Main Titles [:27]
2. Career Advice [2:13]
3. Nothing's Simple [3:22]
4. Sad Goodbyes [3:40]
5. First Day in Town [1:07]
6. Helping Hand [1:30]
7. Roommate Interview [5:32]
8. Catalan Spoken Here [:32]
9. Euro Pudding [5:08]
10. Love at First Sight [1:18]
11. New Roommate [2:22]
12. Sex Secret [3:38]
13. Martine's Visit [1:13]
14. Flamenco Flame [3:37]
15. Study Break [3:15]
16. How to Pleasure a Woman [:22]
17. Wendy and William [4:09]
18. Big Night Out [2:55]
19. Italy...Germany [3:24]
20. Xavier's Women [3:44]
21. Life Is Messy [2:29]
22. Over the Edge [3:39]
23. Warning Wendy [4:40]
24. William to the Rescue [4:22]
25. Year's End [:32]
26. Last Kiss [3:33]
27. Take-Off [2:56]
28. End Titles [1:57]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Fullscreen
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      French 5.1 Surround
      Spanish Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
Side #2 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      French 5.1 Surround
      Spanish Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    favorite movie in the world - a genuine treasure

    I LOVE "L'Auberge Espagnole"! Someone recommended this movie to me as I was preparing to go on a Spanish exchange, and it has since then become my all-time favorite. The filming is unique and colorful, with sparkling images of Barcelona alleyways and waterfronts. The plot is craftfully woven together with a sassy array of characters and unexpected twists around every corner. As the story progressed, I found myself becoming more attached to each of the members of the Spanish apartment, and more understanding of what it would be like walking in Xavier's shoes. It is a clever portrayal of Spanish culture through the eyes of an outsider, and is filled with humorous scenes during which you will not be able to control your laughter! As a lover of traveling, art, and interesting finds, I highly recommend this film!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worderful!

    This movie was wonderful! I would recommend this movie to anyone who is a foreign language,economics and business major.I truely believe that it gives you a very inlighting view about culture. I myself is a language major and an international major. I was once in a program that was very much like this one in the movie. It was a very awesome experience. It teaches you to question your own nationality I think! I was really shocked that we the Americans don't even really like to learn other languages, and cultures hardly at all! And we really should. I myself since I was a young poverty child grew up learning to speak,read and write French,Spanish and Italian. Today I am a multilingual american, with an opened mind and very loving in cultures, and languages that I am even learning 4 new ones. You will notice that many of the youth in this movie speak several languages. My question is, why don't we try to have an open mind like that ? Any way this movie is a masterpiece. It has friendships,sexuality,education,and many other things that we face! I don't mean to sound like a traitor to my country, because I love my America. I just think it will do us all a great deal in this fast growing economy to have a least equivalent know of language/(s) instead of just English.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    From a mother of two college kids who enjoys foreign films...

    This is absolutely delightful! I introduced my two college kids to it and they enjoyed it too. Life changes with many varied experiences!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    formidable!!!

    this is a wonderful movie, especially for anyone who has ever studied abroad! this movie really captures a study abroad experience!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    for anyone going into college, study abroad, or travelling alone...that sort of thing

    AMAZING. i absolutely loved this movie, it's definitely one of my favorites. i had a study abroad experience last summer, coping with leaning a language too, and i could relate a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Film

    This is a must see for anyone curious about European culture and life. It has encouraged me to study in Germany this semester.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Magnifique!!

    An amazing film, a refreshing tale about discovering who you are. I loved the breath-taking scenes of Spain! and the music too was amazing!! If you haven't seen it yet...What are you waiting for?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a must see film for any college student!

    The imagery of this film is absolutely superb! There are breathtaking scenes of Barcelona landscapes and buildings. The story is about stepping outside of your element and experiencing life as you never would otherwise! It is the perfect film for explaining the emotions of a college student before it is time to enter the 'real world' and figuring out who you are!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A delightful romp in Barcelona

    This film is a wonderful break from the usual american centered movies we are presented with. The multiple languages are not a problem, indeed it adds to the charm of the piece. I highly recommend it! Watch if you have studied abroad, wish that you had, are thinking about it, or just want to see how much fun it is!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wildly entertaining and funny

    one of the most delightful foreign films this year. Not only is the story enthralling but also very comedic and ingenuous!

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