15.5.09

AMELIE

WARNING: CONTAINS
PLOT SPOILER


I'm not a great fan of artsy fartsy films, especially
foreign ones so when I watched the 2001 French
Amélie the other night I was in for a surprise!

It was funny, warm, well acted and
a great little story. Recommended!

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain is a film
about an extremely imaginative young girl,
Amelie (Audrey Tautou), who has a
very isolated upbringing.

The film begins by explaining what happened to
her as a child and then moves on to see
her moving into her own flat and
her first job as a waitress.

The story is jazzed up by Amelie's ways of
dealing with things. She meets a man, Nino
Quincampoix (Mathieu Kassovitz),
and plays a game with him.

He's lost one of his photo albums which she finds.
Instead of simply returning it she does it
in a unique manner because she
is too shy to talk to him.

The viewer is bombarded with trivial yet
sweet information on the arrival of any
new character, the interesting subplots
throughout, and the strange thoughts
and weird antics of Amelie herself.


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