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Spring, 1958. 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle lives with her grouchy widower father who runs the village store. Engaged to the son of the local mechanic, she seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. But that's not the life Rose longs for. When she travels to Lisieux in Normandy, where charismatic insurance agency boss Louis Echard is advertising for a secretary, the ensuing interview is a disaster. But Rose reveals a special gift - she can type at extraordinary speed. Unwittingly, the young woman awakens the dormant sports fan in Louis. If she wants the job she'll have to compete in a speed typing competition. Whatever sacrifices Rose must make to reach the top, Louis declares himself her trainer. He'll turn her into the fastest girl not only in the country, but in the world! But a love of sport doesn't always mix well with love itself ... Written by
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The golf-ball shaped Selectric element drawn by Louis and shown at the end of the movie was patented by Leon E Palmer of IBM in 1957. Leon was not French, the rounded shaped was indeed his idea, and he even patented 19 other items for the Selectric. See more »
Although Saint-Fraimbault (a real existing village in Normandy, France) is mentioned in the movie as Rose's hometown, it is Bacilly (also a small village in Lower Normandy) where the actual filming took place of her home and father's grocery store. See more »
Composed by Claude Moine and Léo Missir
Performed by Les Chaussettes Noires
Phonogram 1961 Polydor France
Copyright Sté d'Editions Musicales Internationales (S.E.M.I) and Editions Musicales Patricia
Courtesy of Universal Music Vision and S.E.M.I. and Patricia See more »
This film is about a woman who is a bad secretary, but a super fast typist. Her boss employs her just to enter typing competitions.
"Populaire" tells a story of a girl who is shot down by almost everyone in her life. She treasures her job as a secretary, but she is just not up to it. Her boss trains her intensely for the typing competitions. Along her way to glory, she encounters supportive acquaintances and a complicated love affair. The story is very engaging, and the music during typing competitions are very pleasing to hear as well. Rose is a sweet and hardworking girl, she is a lovable character that connects with the viewers. To see Rose getting all the attention she deserves, and even more, is very satisfying, the ending is so poignant that will surely captivate anyone. Who would have thought, that a film about a machine that is irrelevant in today's society would be so intensely engaging?
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