• Populaire (2013)


Release Date: September 6th, 2013

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

An insurance agent (Romain Duris) and his new secretary (Déborah François) become locked in the grip of romance and competition as they train together for a speed-typing contest.

Cast: Déborah François, Romain Duris, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson, Mélanie Bernier, Nicolas Bedos, Miou-Miou , Eddy Mitchell

Director: Régis Roinsard

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Panache Productions, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Mars Film, Belgacom, France Télévision, Ciné+, Eurimages, La Compagnie Cinématographique Européenne, Les Productions du Trésor, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Canal+, France 3 Cinéma, Région Wallone, France 2 Cinéma, Wild Bunch

Keywords: Love interest, France, 1950s, Passionate, Love

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    For all the earnestness with which the filmmakers replicate the muted colors and attitudes of the post-war era, they ultimately fail to say anything truly interesting about either the past or the present, resulting in a work that feels as superficial as it does slick. show more

  • 65
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    While Populaire would still have suffered from being overlong and overfamiliar, a smoother leading man could have done much to boost the intended Cary Grant vibe. show more

  • 75
    Bruce IngramChicago Sun-Times

    Populaire has no interest in rewriting the rules of romantic comedy, but it does run through the expected paces with admirable style. show more

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