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Release Date:
19 June 2002 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
They came from Paris, Rome, London and Berlin to... l'Auberge Espagnole ...where a year can change a lifetime. See more »
Plot:
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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8 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Cédric Klapisch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cédric Klapisch 

Produced by
Bruno Levy .... producer
Jacques Royer .... line producer
 
Cinematography by
Dominique Colin 
 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
 
Casting by
Pep Armengol 
Lucy Boulting 
Emmanuelle Gaborit 
 
Production Design by
François Emmanuelli 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Schotte 
 
Makeup Department
Gemma Planchadell .... makeup artist
Manuela Taco .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Victoria Borrás .... production manager: Spain
Jacques Royer .... production manager
Antoine Théron .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lola Doillon .... first assistant director
Ophélie Gelber .... second assistant director
Manel Martínez .... second second assistant director: Spain
 
Art Department
Marie Cheminal .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Stéphane Brunclair .... sound
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound mixer
Cyril Moisson .... sound
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Christophe Belena .... scan and conforming technician: Duboicolor
Seb Caudron .... visual effects director
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... technical director: DuboiColor
Tina Lin .... scan and conforming technician: Duboicolor
Nicolas Daniel .... video operator: Duboicolor (uncredited)
François Dupuy .... digital transfers (uncredited)
Sylvian Fabre .... Flame artist (uncredited)
Abdel Ali Kassou .... processing: DuboiColor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jérôme Plon .... still photographer
Olivier Berquet .... gaffer (uncredited)
Salva Castellarnau .... key grip (uncredited)
Bertrand Etienne .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frédéric North .... pilot: camera helicopter (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Pep Armengol .... casting: Spain
Jeanne Millet .... extras casting
Annette Borgmann .... casting: Germany (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jean-René Nébot .... digital color timer
Jenny Frenck .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sandra Bensadón .... press attache
Agathe Sallabery .... script supervisor
Géraldine Toitot .... administrator
Arno Salters .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'auberge espagnole" - France (original title)
"Pot Luck" - Canada (English title), UK
"Euro Pudding" - International (English title) (festival title)
"The Spanish Apartment" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexual content
Runtime:
122 min | Finland:117 min | Turkey:111 min (TV version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Chile:14 | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:6 | Iceland:10 | Iceland:LH (video rating) | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the English subtitles, several sections are purposefully translated incorrectly to preserve the humorous nature of the film. The list of strange names around Paris is changed to "Honolulu, Punxsutawney, Piccadilly, Massachusetts, Saskatoon and Machu Picchu."

In the scene in which Wendy mispronounces "Xavier n'est pas la..." the English subtitles say "Xavier eez not here..."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Xavier makes his way to his new job near the end of the film, he is wearing a coat, tie, and jeans, and he has his hands in his pockets. But when he gets there, he is wearing slacks that go with the coat, and he is carrying a briefcase.See more »
Quotes:
Xavier:He was just like the jerks I always try to avoid. Why was he so desperate to talk to me?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Russian Dolls (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Te DeumSee more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Very good, 14 January 2007
Author: Kuba_D from Poland

"L'Auberge Espagnole" collected the audience wherever it was shown. It gathered audience awards on many film festivals all over the world. And it is not strange. We have the ability to watch a cheerful and an astonishing piece of art. And it is wise by the way. "L'Auberge Espagnole" is a very funny comedy about youth and growing up. But most of all it is about the lights and shadows of living in the European Union.

The main character of the film is a French student of economy Xavier. For his future carrier his is sent for one year of studying to Barcelona. In Spain it turns out that the lectures are being given in Catalonian language. That probably doesn't help the increasement of knowledge. But it helps in tightening the relationships inside the group of foreign exchange students. Especially if they rent a big flat together. There are 3 girls: English, Belgian and Spanish, as well as three boys: German, Danish and Italian. Our French guy will also get there. A year is a very long time. Long enough to get close and make friends. And get to know some European stereotypes while trying to break them apart.

Klapisch treats this special case of a process of uniting Europe with humor and without pecky didactism. He comes out of the idea that young people are everywhere just the same. They like jokes. They like to make irresponsible relationships. But they don't neglect their aspirations. The most interesting is the sum of experience of this little community. They live together in the fire of everyday tasks fighting with the surrounding reality. They are full of unusual ideas for life. Young Europeans come back to their countries to take up a life of an adult on their own. They are Europe's hope to fight the many problems of the Union. For example, the terrifying administration system. In the end they proof that not only can they communicate and make friends despite the many differences. But they also now how to live the full of life. And they won't allow taking that full of life away from them.

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