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Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Amélie from Montmartre
(DVD - 2002 - French)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
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Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie 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. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.
Statement of Responsibility: Miramax Films ; Claudie Ossard & UGC présentent une coproduction Victoires Productions, Tapioca Films-France 3 Cinéma, MMC Independent GmbH avec la collaboration de la Sofica Sofinergie 5 et le soutien de la Filmstiftung avec la participation de Canal+ ; scénario, Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet ; dialogues, Guillaume Laurant ; directeur de la photographie, Bruno Delbonnel ; produit par Claudie Ossard, Jean-Marc Deschamps ; un film de Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Uniform Title: Amélie (Motion picture)
Title: Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
Amélie from Montmartre
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2002], c2001
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001
Special features: Disc 1. English or French feature commentary with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Trailers. Disc 2. "The look of Amélie" featurette; "Fantasies of Audrey Tautou" featurette; Screen tests; Q & A with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Q & A with director and cast; Storyboard comparison; An intimate chat with Jean-Pierre Jeunet; "'Home movies' inside the making of Amélie" featurette; Trailer and TV spots; The Amélie scrapbook; Cast and crew filmographies
Credits: Costumes, Madeline Fontaine ; production designer, Aline Bonetto ; music, Yann Tiersen ; sound, Jean Umansky, Sophie Chiabaut ; editor, Hervé Schneid.
Performers: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Serge Merlin, Jamel Debbouze, Claire Maurier, Clotilde Mollet, Isabelle Nanty.
Summary: Amélie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amélie 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. Despite all this, Amélie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.
Audience: MPAA rating R
System Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound
Other Language: In French with optional English (SDH) subtitles
Subject Headings: Loneliness Drama Friendship Drama Altruism Drama Longs métrages France Longs métrages Allemagne Foreign films. lcsh
Indexed Term: Amitié Drame
Genre/Form: Romance films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Loneliness
Friendship
Altruism
Longs métrages
Longs métrages
Foreign films
Publisher No: 26075
ISBN: 0788836218
Branch Call Number: Fre DVD MOVIE A
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Feb 22, 2014
  • Ecsandar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Highly imaginative and idiosyncratic film. Romantic, charming and even rather funny. One of the most original films you'll ever see.

One of the greatest films I've had the privilege to watch. Seen it over and over and every time I fall in love more and more. Highly recommend it.

The catalog description is so off-base and irrelevant to the actual story line and plot scenario that one wonders where the cataloguers are at when they're dreaming up some of their descriptions - and how the senior cataloguers allow them to be posted. Yet another catalog entry for the same film - w/ the shorter one word title Amelie, is more accurate in its plot synopsis. Why two different catalog descriptions for the same flim?
Who knows? This is from the other catalog entry for the same film:
"Amelie Poulain has led a sheltered life, educated at home by her parents, she lives in a fantasy world of her own. When she finally leaves home and finds work as a waitress in a Parisian café, life is uneventful until a chain of extraordinary events leads her to the discovery of a box containing a schoolboy's long forgotten mementos. It is then that Amelie discovers her vocation in life - helping others find love and happiness - which she sets about in her own way. When Amelie falls in love herself, she realizes that making neat solutions is not as easy as it seems. "

Sep 11, 2012
  • epotter8811 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Utterly original, funny, charming, and completely romantic, Amelie is a French film for people who can't sit through Truffaut or Goddard. As the movie's namesake, Audrey Tautou is dreamy, devilish, and beyond lovely. After discovering an old box in her apartment, Amelie sets about to find its owner and return it, thus setting off a fantastical chain of events, which lead her on a path to find love and happiness. You'll be drawn into this imaginative little movie and find yourself smiling the whole time. A must-see film for all romantics at heart!

Aug 05, 2012
  • robsuka rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I don't hate the French anymore. whimsical like Brian Fuller stuff

Jun 15, 2012
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A hilarious romantic comedy with a good French taste, humour and creative imagination. The movie brought me genuine laughs and tears. Highly recommended.

Feb 04, 2011
  • Carine_Dominique_Lavoie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Must See AMAZING Movie!

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