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One person can change your life forever: "Amélie" (2001), a film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Posted by Theia - Thursday, July 26th, 2012

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Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and written by Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, «Amélie» (also known as "Amelie", "Amélie des Abbesses", "Amelie from Montmartre") is a film, released on October 03 of 2001 in the USA , starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin and Jamel Debbouze.

Storyline:
Amélie Poulain is a young woman who has grown up isolated from other children. Raphaël, her taciturn, antisocial ex-Army-doctor father, mistakenly believes that she suffers from a form of hypertension because of her high heart rate. This is actually caused by the rare thrill of physical contact with her father, who only ever touches her during medical check-ups. Amandine, her mother, is a neurotic schoolteacher, who sees to Amélie's education at home. In 1979, Amandine dies when Amélie is only six years old; she is the victim of a freak accident involving a Québécoise woman who commits suicide by jumping off the top of Notre Dame Cathedral and lands on Amélie's mother. Raphaël withdraws even further as a result, and devotes his life to building in the garden a rather eccentric memorial to Amandine, complete with a container of her ashes. Left even more alone, Amélie develops an unusually active imagination.

As a young woman, Amélie is a waitress in The Two Windmills, which is [...]

Mathieu Kassovitz as Nino Quincampoix in Amélie (2001)
Mathieu Kassovitz as Nino Quincampoix in Amélie (2001)

Mathieu Kassovitz as Nino Quincampoix in Amélie (2001)
Mathieu Kassovitz as Nino Quincampoix in Amélie (2001)

Audrey Tautou as Amélie Poulain in Amélie (2001)
Audrey Tautou as Amélie Poulain in Amélie (2001)

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Audrey Tautou as Amélie Poulain in Amélie (2001)
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