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Delicacy -- Three years after her husband's passing, a woman in mourning is courted by a work colleague.
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Writers:
David Foenkinos (scenario)
David Foenkinos (novel)
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Release Date:
21 December 2011 (Belgium) See more »
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Tagline:
A new romantic comedy about Love, Fate and other Delicacies.
Plot:
A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Average rom-com with a sweet heart See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Audrey Tautou ... Nathalie Kerr

François Damiens ... Markus Lundell

Bruno Todeschini ... Charles
Mélanie Bernier ... Chloé, la secrétaire de Nathalie
Joséphine de Meaux ... Sophie

Pio Marmaï ... François
Monique Chaumette ... Madeleine, la grand-mère
Marc Citti ... Pierre
Alexandre Pavloff ... Benoît (as Alexandre Pavloff de la Comédie Française)
Vittoria Scognamiglio ... La mère de François
Olivier Cruveiller ... Le père de François
Ariane Ascaride ... La mère de Nathalie
Christophe Malavoy ... Le père de Nathalie

Audrey Fleurot ... Ingrid, la secrétaire de Charles
Bénédicte-Lala Ernoult ... L'ouvreuse du théâtre (as Bénédicte Ernoult)
Nicolas Guimbard ... Le voiturier restaurant Charles
Asa Verdin Kallman ... La mère de Markus
Dan Dan Lau ... Serveuse restaurant chinois

Pom Klementieff ... Serveuse restaurant Charles
Nadège Perrier ... Le médecin

Benoît Pétré ... Le serveur café rencontre
Stellan Sundlof ... Le père de Markus
Lara Suyeux ... Serveuse du bar Nathalie / Markus
Sébastien Thiery ... L'homme agressif
Michaël Bensoussan ... L'ami de Pierre
Renan Carteaux ... L'ami de Pierre
Charley Fouquet ... L'amie de Pierre
Gwendolyn Gourvenec ... L'amie de Pierre
Violette Renard ... La fille de Sophie
Philippine Berlioz ... La collègue gomme
Gabrielle De Conti ... La collègue dossier 114
Roland Menou ... Le collègue Millenium
Moritz Parisius ... Le collègue intranet

Philippe Petit ... Le collègue 'je sais pas'

Émilie Simon ... La collègue apparition
Ronny Pong ... Le collègue Nathalie
Sofia-Maria Efraimsson ... La collègue Nathalie
Philippe Hagège ... Le garagiste
Prescillia Andreani ... Le femme du restaurant Charles
Hocine Djabella ... Le patron du bar Charles / Markus

Sasha Spielberg ... Femme couple touristes
Jérôme Domenge ... Homme couple touristes
Denise Durand ... La grand-mère au Caddie
Louise Ressort ... Nathalie enfant
Louise Gaubert ... Nathalie adolescente
Claire Baschet ... Top-model 1
Agnes Bouille ... Top-model 2
Fanny Crawford ... Top-model 3
Maëva Lefebvre ... Top-model 4
Yamina Meghraoui ... Top-model 5
Léonie Fatoumata Traoré ... Top-model 6
Joy Wielard ... Top-model 7 (as Joy Wielart)

Audrey Marnay ... Le mannequin fantasme
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Daniel Semporé ... Un collègue de Nathalie (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Foenkinos 
Stéphane Foenkinos 
 
Writing credits
David Foenkinos (scenario)

David Foenkinos (novel)

Produced by
André Logie .... associate producer
Xavier Rigault .... producer
Marc-Antoine Robert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Émilie Simon 
 
Cinematography by
Rémy Chevrin 
 
Film Editing by
Virginie Bruant 
 
Casting by
David Bertrand 
 
Production Design by
Maamar Ech-Cheikh 
 
Set Decoration by
Jimena Esteve 
 
Costume Design by
Emmanuelle Youchnovski  (as Emmanuelle Youchnowski)
 
Makeup Department
Jane Milon .... key hair stylist
Anne Moralis .... wig maker
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... key makeup artist
Patricia Planche .... makeup artist additional
Alice Robert .... makeup artist
Jean-Christophe Roger .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Anaïs Ascaride .... unit production manager
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Marie Giustinati .... assistant post-production manager
Philippe Hagège .... production manager
Marie-Anne Houzé .... assistant unit manager
Moritz Parisius .... assistant unit manager
Pierre Py .... unit manager
Audrey Sillet .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luc Bricault .... first assistant director
Antek Graczyk .... additional assistant director
Delphine Heude .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alexandre Athané .... photomontages and special designs
Bruno Perdrigeat .... art department clearances
Clemence Rafin .... assistant art director
Emmanuelle Roy .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Marie Giustinati .... assistant foley recordist
François Lambert .... foley/adr recording assistant
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation
Vincent Milner .... foley artist
Rafael Ridao .... boom operator
Felix Rost .... adr recordist
Daniel Sobrino .... sound mixer
Vincent Vatoux .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Alexandre Athané .... digital compositor
Olivier Blanchet .... senior digital compositor
Sophie Denize .... visual effects producer
Cédric Fayolle .... visual effects supervisor
Jérôme Foucout .... digital compositor: Mikros Image
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joel Canard .... groupman
Stéphane Cry .... electrician
Jessica Forde .... additional still photographer
Carole Gargam .... assistant camera
Valentina Iorio .... grip
Gabin Siol .... additional grip
Frédéric Thurot .... electrician
 
Animation Department
Alexandre Athané .... animation director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Langen .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Pauline Bouyer .... post-production coordinator
Virginie Bruant .... editor
Le Guen Jean-Baptiste .... digital film supervisor
Magalie Léonard .... colorist
Karine Prido .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Amélie de Chassey .... music supervisor
Delphine Mathieu .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Aude Lemercier .... location scout
Lara Rastelli .... script supervisor
Charles-Edouard Renault .... legal counsel
Felipe Salazar .... assistant location manager
 
Thanks
Yoko Ono .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La délicatesse" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some strong language
Runtime:
108 min
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Quotes:
Markus Lundl:Elle me permet d'être la meilleure version de moi même.See more »
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References Cries & Whispers (1972)See more »

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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Average rom-com with a sweet heart, 22 April 2012

Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) is left devastated after the death of her new husband Francois (Pio Marmai) and spends the next three years mourning him, in a daze, floating through life. One day unexpectedly she kisses a new colleague of hers, Markus (Francois Damiens), an unattractive, balding Swede in an act that leaves him perplexed and creates tensions at work.

The first half of this film was incredibly dull and bland. I was beginning to regret seeing it until the introduction of Damiens as Markus. He bought a spark to the film and took it from a magnolia tragedy to a sweet and funny romantic comedy. Up until this point it felt like the film was going nowhere. Nathalie had been hit on by her boss in a scene which bought nothing to the film; she had somehow gone from selling programmes at the theatre to having her own office and running some sort of case (which was never explained). Then Damiens arrived and lit up the screen. His character was bumbling and nervous but sweet and kind and it is clear why Nathalie is drawn to him. Their relationship creates many funny scenes as well as some that verge on melancholia.

Tautou is fine as Nathalie but she is hardly stretched. She has to play a pretty young widow who looks glum, something her face seems to do naturally. The supporting cast are all fine too and include a Christina Hendricks lookalike who plays a secretary, wears the same outfits as 'Joan' from Mad Men and even has the same pen around her neck! The star of the show though is Francois Damiens who steals the film. He plays the sort of character that you would love to be friends with and you know would always look out for you. He also gives the ordinary man hope by getting together with Audrey Tautou. He also provides most of the film's comic relief.

One of the problems with the film is that it suffers with the same musical trouble as Little White Lies. Obviously film makers choose music that conveys a certain mood but here as in the aforementioned film, it is so palpable it verges on being ridiculous. I also have a problem with the dull first act but overall this is a throwaway romantic comedy which features strong central performances and a message that it doesn't matter how someone looks but what matters is what sort of person you are.

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