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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
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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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;" and during the scene in which Wendy mispronounces "Xavier n'est pas ici..." the English subtitles say "Xavier eez not here..."See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Next to the telephone, on the board indicating how to say a roommate is not there in many languages, the colors on the German flag are wrong. (It looks like a Belgian flag rotated 90 degrees clockwise.)See more »
Quotes:
Xavier:When you first arrive in a new city, nothing makes sense. Everythings unknown, virgin... After you've lived here, walked these streets, you'll know them inside out. You'll know these people. Once you've lived here, crossed this street 10, 20, 1000 times... it'll belong to you because you've lived there. That was about to happen to me, but I didn't know it yet.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Russian Dolls (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
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28 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
The real life Europe is more complicated, 27 July 2004
Author: shu-fen from Hong Kong, China

I'm scratching my head thinking about which language I should use to write here, American English, Castilian, Catalan, Danish, English, Flemish, French, German, Italian??? They are all spoken at least once in the movie. Cinch, I just adopt the official language of the housemate recruitment meeting: English.

The Eramus apartment in Barcelona is absolutely a microcosm, a miniature replica of EU where the Europeans are now moving around studying, working, having romance, breaking up, having affair, getting married. However, they may not respect one another, they may not speak one another's language, they may not understand or want to know about the culture and history of other countries, otherwise, William would not so carelessly think that German Nazi, Adolf Hitler are objects for making fun of.

Is EU offering benefits or battles? Xavier was in a loss, every part of his life after leaving Paris for Barcelona: cultural shock, the linguistic misunderstanding, loss of mother tongue (identity, culture, wow means very much here), loss of the relationship with his girlfriend, loss of friendship (after the affair with the physician's wife Judith Godrèche disclosed). Nevertheless, he gained European friends from all European housemates. How they help Wendy to avoid being seen by Alistair when she is having fun with an American man in bed, they act unanimously to run towards their apartment.

Xavier's study is symbolic: Economics. Why the establishment of EU? One of the reasons is to build up power to balance the one that the US has been enjoying for too long in both political and economic arenas. And the film states it pretty clearly which country wants to be the boss of EU. Wendy is the leader of the house who always clean, keep the apartment and "discipline" the other while the serious Xavier successfully gains the trust of the "foreign" landlord. Wendy (UK) is the Minister of Internal Affairs and Xavier (France) is the Minister of Foreign Relations. Anyway, Wendy got a "W" initial which is a few steps ahead of Xavier's "X".

Clever and observant movie about the Europe and its people today. The apartment should take in four more people: British Indian, Swiss Korean (North Asian), French Mauritanian (Arab Muslim) and Spanish Moroccan (Muslin) etc to make a even wider world stage. It will be far more an unexpected intrigue than the real world we experience. Both warming (the people) and warning (the people's relationship).

J'adore this pelicula very much. Vive l'Europe! Viva Europa!

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