23 October 2010

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)


Failure is human destiny.
So basically: Amélie Poulain is a slightly awkward young woman living in the heart of Paris and working as a waitress. One day, she finds an old box filled with treasures in her apartment which belongs to its previous owner. She takes it upon herself to return the items and afterwards, devotes her live to helping the people around her. On her quest, she meets Nino and falls in love. Together, they try and solve the mystery of the Photo booth Phantom.

This is a quirky, cute romance story and my summary does not do it justice. Audrey Tautou is almost as adorbs as Giulietta Masina! The first time I saw this (which was after the hype, btdubs) I didn’t know anything about it and really didn’t know what was going on for most of it. I mean, yes, I knew what was going on plot-wise, but not the feeling of the film, or the direction … if that makes any sense. But once it was over, I didn’t want it to end! It brings the audience into this fantastical, yet mundane, world where you never want to leave.

I highly recommend this movie, so yes, it defs deserves to be on the list!

Ziggi seal of approval!


  1. Ah the glory of the quirky people. Favourite part? When she grabs the blind man by the arm and leads him through the square while quickly rhyming off all that could be seen.

  2. YES! Totally agree, brilliant scene!

  3. I loved that scene too.. Apart from the acting and the characters, the background score, the camera movement (if you noticed) and the direction makes the movie even more magical.. Unfortunately it lost the oscars for best foreign film to No Man's Land, another brilliantly made movie and I recommend you to watch that one too!

  4. I have a whole list of films I need to watch! Thanks for the recommendation, I just added it :)