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Release Date:
20 June 2003 (USA) See more »
They came from Paris, Rome, London and Berlin to... l'Auberge Espagnole ...where a year can change a lifetime. See more »
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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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) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for language and sexual content
122 min | Finland:117 min | Turkey:111 min (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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The first instalment of a trilogy written and directed by Cédric Klapisch, which follows the journey of Xavier from student to family man. This is followed by "Les poupées russes", released in 2005, and completed with "Casse-tête chinois", released in 2013.See more »
Continuity: When Xavier is going to the hospital for some exams, Jean-Louis shows a set of X-rays of the abdomen but it was an examination of the head.See more »
Wendy:Why do you always have to smoke joints in *my* room?
Alessandro:Because it's comfortable.
Lars:It's the only clean place in the apartment.
[Tobias and Soledad laugh nervously, Wendy looks desperate]
Soledad:Take it easy, Wendy.
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Stereotypes and truth together for the first time., 11 September 2003
Author: Tim Keane (tkeane-1) from Cork, Ireland

The first thing I wanted to do after watching this film was watch it again (because I'd missed lots with all the laughing I did). I'm European and I've studied abroad and I've as good as lived with Spanish, french, Italian and German people. The film was full of stereotypes, which, more often than not, p*** people off, and reading some of the other reviews I see that it did p*** people off. But, this film gets the stereotypes so right I cannot fault it. Except for maybe the way the french guy became a drunken party animal. The English guy was the perfect "geezer" stereotype. Drunk, annoying, insulting but shines through in the end. As well as the stereotypes the film also got the emotional aspect of studying abroad correct. At first he's shy, doesn't know anybody, misses home, doesn't know his way around. As time progresses it becomes his home and when the time comes to leave, it is extremely difficult. A feeling people can only understand if they've experienced it. I highly recommend this film.

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