Amélie (French: Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain; French enunciation: [lə.fa.by.lø.dɛs.tɛ̃.da.me.li.puˈlɛ̃]; The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain) is a 2001 romantic comedy movie directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the movie is a whimsical representation of modern Parisian life, embeded in Montmartre. It informs the story of a reluctant waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, that chooses to alter the lives of those around her right, while struggling with her own isolation. The film was a co-production in between business in France and also Germany. Absorbing over $33 million in a restricted theatrical release, it is still the highest-grossing French-language movie released in the United States. 
The film got vital acclaim as well as was a significant ticket office success. Amélie won Finest Film at the European Movie Honors; it additionally won four César Awards (consisting of Finest Movie and also Ideal Supervisor), two BAFTA Honors (consisting of Ideal Initial Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Honors. A Broadway adaptation is in development
Amélie Poulain was elevated by eccentric parents that-- incorrectly believing that she had a heart problem-- made a decision to residence school her. To handle her loneliness, Amélie established an active creativity and a mischievous character. After her mother is killed when a suicidal Québecoise visitor jumped from a church roof covering and also arrived at her, her father's withdrawal from culture worsens. Amélie at some point chooses to leave home and also ends up being a waitress at the COFFEE SHOP des 2 Moulins in Montmartre, which is staffed and also often visited by a collection of unusuals. Spurning charming connections after a few disappointing initiatives, she discovers satisfaction in easy satisfactions and also allows her imagination wander cost-free.
On 31 August 1997, startled by the information of the fatality of Princess Diana, Amélie goes down a plastic perfume-stopper and also accidentally uncovers an old steel box of youth memorabilia concealed by a child that resided in her flat 10 years previously. Amélie fixes to find the child and also return the box to him. She promises herself that if it makes him delighted, she will certainly dedicate her life to bringing happiness to others.
After asking the house's attendant and also several old occupants regarding the boy's identification, Amélie meets her reclusive neighbour, Raymond Dufayel, a musician with weak bone condition that paints Lunch of the Boating Event by Pierre-Auguste Renoir yearly. He properly recalls the name as "Bretodeau". Amélie swiftly finds the male as well as surreptitiously passes him the box. Relocated to rips by the exploration as well as the memories it holds, Bretodeau deals with to fix up with his separated child and the grand son he has actually never ever met. Amélie gladly starts her brand-new mission.
Amélie secretly performs complex schemes that influence the lives of those around her. She accompanies a blind male to the Métro terminal, providing him a rich summary of the road scenes he passes. She persuades her father to follow his imagine touring the world by swiping his yard gnome as well as having a steward friend airmail photos of it presenting with landmarks from throughout the globe. She starts a romance between a middle-aged co-worker and among the customers in the bar. She encourages Mrs. Wells that the husband who deserted her had actually sent her a last conciliatory love letter right before his accidental death years before. She utilizes gaslighting tactics on Collignon, the nasty greengrocer. Psychologically worn down, Collignon no more abuses his meek yet affable aide Lucien. A happy Lucien takes cost at the grocery store stand.
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