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1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.

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Annie Leprince-Ringuet
Nicolas Bedos ...
Gilbert Japy
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Madeleine Échard (as Miou Miou)
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Georges Échard
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Jean Pamphyle
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André Japy
Marius Colucci ...
Lucien Échard
Emeline Bayart ...
Jacqueline Échard
Dominique Reymond ...
Madame Shorofsky
Yannik Landrein ...
Léonard Echard
Nastassja Girard ...
Evelyne Échard (as Nastassia Girard)
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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 The Weinstein Company

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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28 November 2012 (France)  »

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Budget:

€13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,690 (USA) (6 September 2013)

Gross:

$175,256 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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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 »

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Clair de Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by 'Gordon Thompson'
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She Looked Very Cute and Fashionable, and That's All, but It's Enough
12 September 2013 | by (Tokyo) – See all my reviews

Déborah François as the heroin, Rose Pamphyle, looked very cute and fashionable. That's all, but it's enough for me to see this movie for a change. I am guessing that Régis Roinsard, the director of this movie, just wanted to make Déborah look as cute and fashionable as possible in this movie, and he was successful.

Although this movie has many shortcomings that audience can point out, it doesn't matter at all. For example, the plot of this movie is quite stereotyped, but it is better to make audience concentrated in the heroin Déborah.

I love Kabuki, whose plots are usually dubious. The audience of Kabuki mainly wants to be fascinated with the beauty of Kabuki actors, and a deep plot would disturb the entertainment of Kabuki.

Of course, Déborah François herself is very attractive. She shows a variety of expressions, smile, anger, tears, envy, and love, and all of them are charming.

If you thought that she was cute in the trailer, it would be worth seeing this movie.


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