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Chance, volition, and the large effects of tiny causes swirl through Paris on a single day. Read More »
Microbe and Gasoline (2015) Michel Gondry, Ange Dargent, Théophile Baquet, Diane Besnier, Audrey Tautou
Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves. Read More »
Not on the lips (2003) Alain Resnais, Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Nanty, Audrey Tautou, Comedy, Musical, Romance
A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. Read More »
Hors de prix / Priceless (2006) Pierre Salvadori, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam, Comedy, Romance
In Biarritz with her elderly provider to celebrate her birthday, Irene slips down to the hotel bar when he falls asleep on her. She mistakes barman Jean for a well-healed guest and he encourages the deceit by taking her up to the Royal Suite for the night. A year later the same thing happens but this time her lover finds out and disowns her. Now knowing Jean is indeed a barman of little means doesn’t stop her from continuing to live in style until his money is gone. He soon finds himself in Irene’s business with older and worldly-wise Madeleine, and though Irene also takes up with a new paramour the two of them keep in increasingly close touch.
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La délicatesse / Delicacy (2011) David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos, Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini, Comedy, Drama, Romance
A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.
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Amélie / Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Art-house, Comedy, Romance
Bursting with imagination and having seen her share of tragedy and fantasy, Amélie is not like the other girls. When she grows up she becomes a waitress in a Montmartre bar run by a former dancer. Amelie enjoys simple pleasures until she discovers that her goal in life is to help others. To that end, she invents all sorts of tricks that allow her to intervene incognito into other people’s lives, including an imbibing concierge and her hypochondriac neighbor. But Amélie’s most difficult case turns out to be Nino Quicampoix, a lonely sex shop employee who collects photos abandoned at coin-operated photobooths.
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Les Poupées Russes / Russian Dolls (2005) Cédric Klapisch, Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Comedy, Drama, Romance
A French writer finds his life is once again being turned sideways by his footloose European friends in this sequel to the international hit L’Auberge Espagnole. Five years after we last saw him, Xavier (Romain Duris) has given up his aspirations of a career in international finance, but his new path as a writer isn’t going as well as he hoped; his novel about his experiences in Spain has yet to be published, and lately he’s been writing scripts for a French soap opera. When his French producers enter into a co-production agreement with a British network and Xavier lands an assignment ghost-writing a tell-all autobiography for famous fashion model Celia Shelburn (Lucy Gordon), he finds himself spending plenty of time traveling between Paris and London…
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