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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 »
User Reviews:
'It enables me to be the best version of me even.' See more (20 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)

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
 
Special Effects by
François Philippi .... special effects supervisor
 
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
Chloé Lesueur .... costumiere
 
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Markus Lundl:Elle me permet d'être la meilleure version de moi même.See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
'It enables me to be the best version of me even.', 10 February 2013
Author: gradyharp from United States

'La délicatesse' is a lovely French dish written by David Foenkinos and directed by both David and Stéphane Foenkinos. Much of the success of this slightly to the edge story of the vagaries of love and life as they intertwine is due to the presence of the irresistible charm and charisma of lead actress Audrey Tautou. She is able to take this story that at times seems impossibly off track and keep it grounded in her sense of lightness and focus, making us believe that what actually happens to this character is truly quite possible.

Nathalie Kerr (Audrey Tautou) is a successful businesswoman who happens to meet the rather unkempt but impish François (Pio Marmaï, an irresistibly charming actor) quite by accident (and an order of apricot juice) in a café. Nathalie is literally swept off her feet and rather quickly this spontaneous meeting of hearts results in blissful marriage. The perfect scenario ends tragically when François is accidentally kill. Nathalie's heart seems irreparable and she trudges through life bathed in grief and longing. Even her handsome boss Charles (Bruno Todeschini) can't woo her: Nathalie is frank in her objection that Charles is a married man. Then the door to her office opens and a subordinate nerdy appearing geek named Markus Lundi (François Damiens) walks in and Nathalie impetuously greets him with a passionate kiss - an act she represses thinking that such a deed was impossible. And this apparent one- sided accidental occurrence lightens Markus' life and he is committed to falling in love with the resistant Nathalie. The 'courtship' leads to Nathalie's recognition that love and happiness can happen in the most unexpected places and ways.

Summarizing the story makes it sound trite and bordering on silly, but it is the delicately French manner in which it is told that makes the film so refreshingly endearing. The entire cast is first class (director Stéphane Foenkinos is best known as one of France's best casting directors!) but it is the glimmering lightness of Tautou and Marmaï and Damiens that make it sail. A perfect Valentine.

Grady Harp

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