Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Release Date: November 2nd, 2001

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

"Amélie" is a fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making. Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Delicatessen"; "The City of Lost Children") invokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue.

Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus , Yolande Moreau, Dominique Pinon, Maurice Bénichou, Claude Perron, Isabelle Nanty

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Tapioca Films, France 3 Cinéma, MMC Independent, MMC Independent GmbH, UGC

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: 1990s, Father, Quest, Love, 1970s, Amusing, Fascinating, Charming, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A feel-good movie, in the absolute best sense. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    An endearing film, and a fascinating one.

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    This is the Paris -- and the mad, beautiful young Parisienne -- we look for in dreams. show more

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Awards

Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Foreign Language Film
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Sound
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Winner Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2002)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)