Description of the film Amelie.
Amélie (also known as Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain; English: The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain) is a 2001 French romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better while struggling with her own isolation. The film was a co-production between companies in France and Germany. Taking in over $33 million in a limited theatrical release, it is to date the highest-grossing French-language film released in the United States, and one of the biggest international successes for a French movie.
The film received critical acclaim and was a major box office success. Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards; it also won four César Awards in 2002 (including Best Film and Best Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Awards.
Country: France, Germany.
Genre: Drama, comedy.
Producer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Cast: Audrey Tautou as Amélie Poulain, Flora Guiet as young Amélie, Mathieu Kassovitz as Nino Quincampoix, Amaury Babault as young Nino, Rufus as Raphaël Poulain, Amélie’s father, Serge Merlin as Raymond Dufayel, “The Glass Man”, Lorella Cravotta as Amandine Poulain, Amélie’s mother, Clotilde Mollet as Gina, a fellow waitress, Claire Maurier as Suzanne, the owner of Café des deux moulins, Isabelle Nanty as Georgette, the resident hypochondriac, Dominique Pinon as Joseph, Artus de Penguern as Hipolito and others.
Duration: 122 min.