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Release Date:
8 February 2002 (USA) See more »
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One person can change your life forever. See more »
Plot:
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 55 wins & 54 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Audrey Tautou ... Amélie Poulain

Mathieu Kassovitz ... Nino Quincampoix
Rufus ... Raphaël Poulain
Lorella Cravotta ... Amandine Poulain
Serge Merlin ... Raymond Dufayel

Jamel Debbouze ... Lucien
Clotilde Mollet ... Gina
Claire Maurier ... Madame Suzanne - la patronne du café
Isabelle Nanty ... Georgette

Dominique Pinon ... Joseph
Artus de Penguern ... Hipolito

Yolande Moreau ... Madeleine Wallace
Urbain Cancelier ... Collignon
Maurice Bénichou ... Dominique Bretodeau

Michel Robin ... Mr. Collignon
Andrée Damant ... Mrs. Collignon
Claude Perron ... Eva
Armelle ... Philomène

Ticky Holgado ... L'homme dans la photo
Kevin Fernandes ... Bretodeau enfant
Flora Guiet ... Amélie enfant
Amaury Babault ... Nino enfant

André Dussollier ... Narrator / Récitant (voice)
Eugène Berthier ... Eugène Koler
Marion Pressburger ... Petites mains du générique
Charles-Roger Bour ... L'homme à la vespasienne
Luc Palun ... L'épicier d'Amandine
Fabienne Chaudat ... La femme dans le coma
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Le voisin d'Amélie
Jacques Viala ... Le client qui humilie son ami
Fabien Béhar ... Le client humilié
Jonathan Joss ... Le fils du client humilié
Jean-Pierre Becker ... Le clochard
Jean Darie ... L'aveugle
Thierry Gibault ... Le client aux endives
François Bercovici ... Son copain
Franck Monier ... Dominique Bredoteau jeune
Guillaume Viry ... Le S.D.F.
Valérie Zarrouk ... Dominique Bredoteau femme
Marie-Laure Descoureaux ... La concierge du mort
Sophie Tellier ... La Tante Josette
Gérald Weingand ... L'instituteur
François Viaur ... Le patron du bistrot
Paule Daré ... Son employée
Marc Amyot ... L'inconnu des photomatons
Myriam Labbé ... La cliente du tabac
Jean Rupert ... L'opéré des cloisons nasales
Frankie Pain ... La marchande de journaux (as Franckie Pain)
Julianna Kovacs ... Une cliente de l'épicerie
Philippe Paimblanc ... Le contrôleur du train
Mady Malroux ... Les jumelles
Monette Malroux ... Les jumelles
Robert Gendreu ... Le client du café
Valériane de Villeneuve ... La femme qui rit
Isis Peyrade ... Samantha
Raymonde Heudeline ... La caissière du train fantôme
Christiane Bopp ... La femme près du manège
Thierry Arfeuillères ... L'homme statue
Jerry Lucas ... Le petit garçon du Sacré-Coeur
Patrick Paroux ... Le souffleur de rue
François Aubineau ... Le facteur de la concierge
Philippe Beautier ... Le facteur de Poulain
Karine Asure ... La jolie fille du rendez-vous
Régis Iacono ... Félix L'Herbier
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Palace Video (voice)
Alain Floret ... Le mari de la concierge (voice)
Jean-Pol Brissart ... Jacques Grosjean (voice)
Frédéric Mitterrand ... Himself (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Baykan ... (uncredited)

Joan Bennett ... Ellie Banks (archive footage) (uncredited)
Clément Chebli ... (uncredited)
Rudy Galindo ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Valérie Labro ... (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Larqué ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Manoush ... Nymphomaniac (uncredited)
Federico Martín Bahamontes ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Thierry Roland ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jacques Thébault ... Voice-Over (voice) (uncredited)

Spencer Tracy ... Stanley T. Banks (uncredited) (archive footage)

Directed by
Jean-Pierre Jeunet 
 
Writing credits
Guillaume Laurant (scenario) and
Jean-Pierre Jeunet (scenario)

Guillaume Laurant (dialogue)

Produced by
Helmut Breuer .... co-producer
Jean-Marc Deschamps .... producer
Arne Meerkamp van Embden .... producer: Germany
Claudie Ossard .... executive producer
Claudie Ossard .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yann Tiersen 
 
Cinematography by
Bruno Delbonnel 
 
Film Editing by
Hervé Schneid 
 
Casting by
Pierre-Jacques Bénichou 
Valerie Espagne 
Alberte Garo 
 
Production Design by
Aline Bonetto 
 
Art Direction by
Volker Schäfer 
 
Set Decoration by
Marie-Laure Valla 
 
Costume Design by
Madeline Fontaine 
Emma Lebail 
 
Makeup Department
Véronique Boitout .... hair stylist
Reynald Desbant .... hair stylist
Virginie Duranteau .... hair stylist
Vesna Estord .... makeup artist
Dominique Galichet .... makeup artist
Karina Gruais .... makeup artist
Jacques-Olivier Molon .... special makeup effects artist
John Nollet .... key hair stylist
Myriam Roger .... hair stylist
Nathalie Tissier .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nicolas Davy .... assistant unit manager
Jean-Marc Deschamps .... production manager
Eric Duchêne .... unit manager
Marc Grewe .... unit production manager
Alain Mougenot .... unit production manager
Sophie Vermersch .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sylvain Bressollette .... trainee assistant director
Thomas Parnet .... trainee assistant director
Pascal Roy .... second assistant director
Christophe Vassort .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jean-Marc Auriol .... painter
Michèle Bataille .... painter: "Renoir -Le déjeuner des canotiers"
Karin Beizler .... painter: Cologne
Jörg Bergen .... props: Germany
Britta Bogers .... painter: Cologne
François Borgeaud .... propman
Pascale Bouillot .... painter: "Renoir -Le déjeuner sur l'herbe"
Claudin Brackhagen .... painter: Cologne
Reiner Brüggen .... carpenter: Cologne
Wolfgang Gosberg .... carpenter: Cologne
Alain Guais .... dressing props
Gregor Hees .... carpenter: Cologne
Herbert Hees .... sculptor: Cologne
Daniel Kolarov .... assistant art director
Kerstin Krötz .... props: Germany
Delphine Mabed .... first assistant art director: Germany
Delphine Mabed .... painter: "Renoir -Le déjeuner sur l'herbe"
Fabrice Maux .... chief painter
Anja Merz .... carpenter: Cologne
Jacques Pélissier .... art department assistant
Jörn Quel .... carpenter: Cologne
Stefan Quentin .... construction coordinator: Germany
John Rawsthorn .... carpenter: Cologne
Hélène Rey .... art department trainee
Thorsten Sabel .... set dresser: Cologne
Lorenzo Sartor .... carpenter: Cologne
Britta Sassmannshausen .... painter: Cologne
Ralf Schwamborn .... props: Germany
Volker Schäfer .... set decorator: Cologne (as Volker Schaefer)
Nane Stegat .... painter: Cologne
Marie-Laure Valla .... set buyer
Dagmar Wessel .... set dresser: Cologne
Mathieu Junot .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Petra Klimek .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jean-Philippe Angelini .... post-synchronization assistant
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer
Marilena Cavola .... sound editor (as Marilena Cavola Hardy)
Sophie Chiabaut .... sound
Stéphane De Rocquigny .... post-synchronization assistant (as Stéphane de Rocquigny)
Michel Filippi .... post-synchronization engineer
Gérard Hardy .... sound editor
Laurent Kossayan .... sound effects
Jean-Louis Lebras .... boom operator (as Jean-Louis Le Bras)
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects editor
Guillaume Leriche .... sound re-recording mixer
Mario Melchiorri .... assistant sound effects editor
Frank Mettre .... sound mixer
Igor Thomas-Gerard .... assistant sound editor
Jean Umansky .... sound
Bernhard Vogl .... adr recordist
Alexandre Widmer .... sound editor
Jean-Michel Tresallet .... foley recording assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Baptiste Bonetto .... special effects
Noel Chainbaux .... special effects
Solena Collignon .... digital special effects
Séverine De Wever .... special effects coordinator
Yves Domenjoud .... special effects supervisor
Olivier Gleyze .... special effects
Delphine Le Roch .... special effects coordinator
Daniel Lenoir .... special effects
Jacques-Olivier Molon .... special effects technician
Marc Paccosi .... digital special effects (as Marco Paccosi)
Thierry Reymonenq .... special effects
Romain Rosier .... special effects crew
Jean-Christophe Spadaccini .... special effects: second unit
Edouard Valton .... special effects production manager
 
Visual Effects by
Jérôme Arthuis .... grading coordinator: Duboicolor
Christophe Belena .... I/O technician
Christophe Belena .... scanning and conforming technician
Michael Belin .... digital grading assistant
Lucie Bories .... digital compositor
Andre Brizard .... digital compositor
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects supervisor
Stéphanie Dargent .... digital matte painter
Thierry Delobel .... digital compositor
Stephane Dittoo .... digital artist
François Dupuy .... digital processing technician
Thomas Duval .... shooting supervisor
Xavier Fourmond .... compositing supervisor
Afif Heukeshoven .... 3D artist
Alexandre Kolasinski .... digital compositor (as Alex Kolasinski)
Didier le Fouest .... colorist
Didier le Fouest .... digital grading
Mathieu Le Meur .... digital compositor
Bruno Le Provost .... digital matte painter
Jeremie Leroux .... digital artist
Tina Lin .... scanning and conforming technician
Olivier Revillon .... digital matte painter
Jean-Paul Rovela .... 3D supervisor
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Michael Sowa .... matte painter
Georges Tornero .... digital compositor
Daniel Trujillo .... digital compositor
Daniel Trujillo .... digital effects artist
Edouard Valton .... visual effects producer
Pierre Villette .... digital matte painter
Jean-Marie Vives .... digital matte painter
Veronique Zylberfain .... matte painting artist
 
Stunts
Rémi Canaple .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Pascaline Girardot .... stunts
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunt driver
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt driver
Sébastien Seveau .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Victor Abadia .... electrician
Matthieu Bastid .... first assistant camera
Thomas Brügge .... electrician: Germany
Bruno Calvo .... still photographer
Olivier Cazzitti .... electrician
Dominique Colin .... camera operator
Kenneth Cornils .... dolly grip: Germany
Stefan de Leuw .... assistant camera: Germany
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Olivier Delpy .... grip
Robert Dona .... grip
Bruno Dubet .... key grip
Eric Dupressoir .... grip
Jean-Christophe Duwez .... electrician
Vlasta Kostic .... electrician: Germany
Eric Larsen .... equipment grip
Georgi Lazarevski .... assistant camera
Sophie Lelou Mollard .... electrician (as Sophie Mollard)
Dominique Lepage .... grip
Beatrice Mizrahi .... director of photography: second unit
François Paumard .... assistant camera
Christophe Perotin .... second assistant camera
Yvan Quehec .... electrician
Michel Sabourdy .... gaffer
Thomas Sidopoulos .... grip
Ludovic Simeon .... video assistant
Joel Spinola .... electrician
Andreas Theiner .... electrician
Laurent Thiery .... grip
Thierry Tronchet .... assistant camera
Timo von Burgsdorf .... electrician: Germany
Richard Weber .... best boy
Jörg Widmer .... Steadicam operator
Kareem La Vaullée .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Patricia Van .... casting assistant
Jean-Pierre Jeunet .... voice casting/plaque (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvie Bello .... assistant costumer
Clémentine Darros .... trainee costumer
Véronique Élise .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Lionel Kopp .... director of post-production
Céline Kélépikis .... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas .... color supervisor: Duboicolor
Yann Malcor .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Edouard Dubois .... musical advisor (as Edouard Du Bois)
Hervé Schneid .... music editor
Jacques Smerlak .... executive music producer
Randy Spendlove .... executive in charge of music
Yann Tiersen .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Werner Ahrendt .... driver
 
Other crew
Aurore Ader .... digital laboratory assistant
Christophe Antonin .... unit assistant
Stéphane Bourdon .... weapons
Chantal Bégasse .... production secretary
Gilles Caussade .... financial director
Laurent Clavier .... research and development
Christophe Colter .... transfer technician
Marie-Laure Compain .... production secretary
Deborah Coucoux .... digital processing trainee
Frédéric Daugeron .... party organizer
Luc Desportes .... trainee
Stephane Deverly .... research and development (as Stéphane Deverly)
Sébastien Guyomard .... technician
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... director of technology
Nicole Heitzmann .... production administrator
Wendy K. Hope .... production coordinator
Alexandre Jeanneret .... digital processing technician
Abdel Ali Kassou .... digital processing technician
Aude Lemercier .... location scout
Christophe Maratier .... weapons
Eva Neufahrt .... accountant
Nicolas Nicole .... digital processing trainee
Frank Niemann .... intern: Germany
Svetlana Novak .... production assistant
Corinne Saglio .... assistant production accountant
Isabelle Sauvanon .... press attache
Torsten Schneider .... intern: Germany
Robert Spina .... intern: Germany
Olivier Tubach .... research and development
Tommaso Vergallo .... director: digital laboratory
Anne Wermelinger .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Frédéric Mitterrand .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content
Runtime:
122 min
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Trivia:
Audrey Tautou doesn't know how to skip stones; the stone-skipping scenes were made with special effects.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The angle of the sun changes noticeably from the beginning of the park sequence to the end.See more »
Quotes:
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Narrator:On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a minute landed on Rue St Vincent, Montmartre. At the same moment, on a restaurant terrace nearby, the wind magically made two glasses dance unseen on a tablecloth...
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Les Jours Tristes (instrumental)See more »

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369 out of 437 people found the following review useful.
This is rated so highly cause it deserves it, 1 March 2003
Author: Boyo-2

A slice of heaven right here on earth, "Amelie" is a joy to behold, and has some of the most gorgeous cinematography I've ever seen in a movie.

Audrey Tatou is perfection as the title character. A combination of Audrey Hepburn, Dolly Levi and Roger Rabbit, she involves herself in the world surrounding her as a means of really enjoying living. There are moments when she finds complete and total joy just walking down the street.

Some of it is hilarious, too..like when her pet goldfish habitually tries to commit suicide, or when she is on the telephone with the man at the porno shop, or when a character is asked "Are you a congenital shmuck"?

But for the most part, its a human comedy, about love, of course.

Just beautiful. 10/10.

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