Amélie (2001)


Sometimes it is what happens to others that has a profound impact on our place in the world. It can show us that there is magic all around us or we can play a part in making others think that it exists. Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) is a waitress in a small Montmartre café in Paris when she learns of the death of Princess Diana and she decides it’s time for her to intervene in the lives of those around her. She becomes a guardian angel and a secret matchmaker by working out complex but secret schemes. She leads a blind man to the Metro station, giving him a vivid description of the street he passes along. She persuades her dad to follow his dream of a world tour by stealing his garden gnome and having a flight attendant send pictures of it from all over the world. She convinces her unhappy building concierge that the husband who abandoned her had in fact sent her a final love letter just before his death. She helps Lucien (Jamel Debbouze), a young man who works for Mr. Collignon (Michel Robin) who is the bullying neighbourhood green grocer by playing practical jokes on Collignon that undermines his confidence and eventually has him questioning his own sanity.

Director:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Writer:  Guillaume Laurant; Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Audrey Tautou -  Amélie Poulain
Mathieu Kassovitz -  Nino Quincampoix
Rufus -  Raphaël Poulain, Amélie’s Father
Lorella Cravotta -  Amandine Poulain
Serge Merlin -  Raymond Dufayel aka Glass Man
Jamel Debbouze -  Lucien
Clotilde Mollet -  Gina, Two Windmills waitress
Claire Maurier -  Suzanne, Owner Two Windmills bar
Isabelle Nanty -  Georgette, Two Windmills Cigarette counter girl
Dominique Pinon -  Joseph
Artus de Penguern -  Hipolito, The Writer
Yolande Moreau -  Madeleine Wallace, concierge
Urbain Cancelier -  Collignon, The Grocer
Maurice Bénichou -  Bretodeau, The Box Man
Michel Robin -  Mr. Collignon
Andrée Damant -  Mrs. Collignon


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