But there is a curious sequence in which Amelie punishes the local greengrocer for being horrible to his assistant, played by Debbouze.
She has a lovely, easy rapport with Kassovitz, although, as she is apart from him for most of the film, this aspect of her performance is not tested as hard as it might be. Amelie starts by bringing together two lonely people -- Georgette Isabelle Nantya tobacconist with a severe case of hypochondria, and Joseph Dominique Pinonan especially ill-tempered customer.
And Amelie decides someone has to step into the life of Nino Mathieu Kassovitza lonely adult video store clerk and part-time carnival spook-show ghost who collects pictures left behind at photo booths around Paris. Amelie befriends Dufayel Serge Merlinan elderly artist living nearby whose bones are so brittle, thanks to a rare disease, that everything in his flat must be padded for his protection.
When Amelie finds a box of old toys in her apartment, she returns them to their former owner, Mr. You will need a very sweet tooth to take it. But what with the accordion music and the cafes and the sepia tint that soaks through panoramic shots of the city skyline, it could be the Paris of 50 years before.
Thus Amelie finds her vocation: This is intended to be the forum for light, elegant, witty romance in which the inappropriate realities of poverty and racism are magicked away - a disappearing act all the more notable considering the presence of Kassovitz director of La Haineand Jamel Debbouze, the Moroccan-French actor whose case was famously taken up by SOS-Racisme after a real-life altercation with the Paris police.
Her mother Amandine Lorella Cravotta died in a freak accident when Amelie was eight, and her father Raphael Rufus had limited contact with her, since his presence seemed to throw her heart into high gear.
Consumed with impish yet benign devilment, Amelie contrives a secret way to return these treasures to their astonished owner.
Jeunet treats us like the blind man, grabbing us and making us look at the zany details his camera zooms in on. Bretodeau Maurice Benichousending him on a reverie of childhood. She breaks into his apartment and rearranges everything just to mess with his head. Because Amelie is a leedle gairrl who has carried over the gorgeously vivid fantasy life of her sheltered childhood into adult life.
In fact, you may need a tooth of pure sucrose, not to mention gums of marzipan and a jawbone of sherbet.
There is much to enjoy in Amelie, and some engagingly light touches: As for the starry Amelie herself: I myself am actually inclined to go with belle. One day in her apartment, she accidentally stumbles upon a box of toys belonging to a previous male tenant, who is now a lonely grandfather.
You almost expect to see a Nazi staff car cruise past. The most remarkable fantasy of this movie is the "Paris" that Jean-Pierre Jeunet conjures up. Does Jeunet know that this is precisely what Charles Manson claimed to love doing?
But these comfortingly childlike games are interrupted by the very grown-up shock of falling in love with a handsome and mysterious stranger, Mathieu Kassovitz.
Despite all this, Amelie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. The most successful part of the movie is the first act: But the movie itself: This is a Paris with all modern life digitally removed: The gigantic success of this film in France has made a national, and maybe soon international star of its year-old lead Audrey Tautou, who plays Amelie Poulain, the delectable young gamine employed as a waitress in a Montmartre cafe.
Tautou has got an attractive address to the camera, and her bohemian eccentricity hints at Holly Golightly or even - at two or three removes - Sally Bowles.
The feel-good Amelie is a lively, fanciful charmer, showcasing Audrey Tautou as its delightful heroine.The most remarkable fantasy of this movie is the "Paris" that Jean-Pierre Jeunet conjures up. Bizarrely, it is supposed to be modern Paris, or.
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