Amélie is a story about a girl named Amélie whose childhood was suppressed by her Father's mistaken concerns of a heart defect. With these concerns Amélie gets hardly any real life contact with other people. This leads Amélie to resort to her own fantastical world and dreams of love and beauty. She later on becomes a young woman and moves to the central part of Paris as a waitress. After finding a lost treasure belonging to the former occupant of her apartment, she decides to return it to him. After seeing his reaction and his new found perspective - she decides to devote her life to the people around her. Such as, her father who is obsessed with his garden-gnome, a failed writer, a hypochondriac, a man who stalks his ex girlfriends, the "ghost", a suppressed young soul, the love of her life and a man whose bones are as brittle as glass. But after consuming herself with these escapades - she finds out that she is disregarding her own life and damaging her quest for love. Amélie then ...Written by
The female vocalist, playing guitar and singing with the choir is American gospel singer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. The song she is performing is "Up Above My Head". Sister Rosetta Tharpe has been hailed as the ""Godmother of Rock and Roll" and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an early influencer. See more »
When Amelie hears the blind musician in the metro, she just left a metro train and enters a tunnel for a different platform, so it must be a transfer station.
When she enters the platform, we find out it is (depicted to be) Abbesses station in Montmartre, which is not a transfer station.
Additionally, Abbesses station only has one point of entry on each platform so it is not possible to walk from enter from one end of the platform and exit on the other.
These scenes were shot at Porte des Lilas station where a disused platform is regularly being used for filming purposes. See more »
On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a minute landed on Rue St Vincent, Montmartre. At the same moment, on a restaurant terrace nearby, the wind magically made two glasses dance unseen on a tablecloth. Meanwhile, in a 5th-floor flat, 28 Avenue Trudaine, Paris 9, returning from his best friend's funeral, Eugène Colère erased his name from his address book. At the same moment, a sperm with one X chromosome, belonging to ...
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In the opening titles, Amélie as a child is shown doing various things. These activities illustrate the titles being shown at the same time. See more »
I had heard superlative comments on this film and it does not disappoint.
Paris is the backdrop and what a Paris, A Paris of La Boheme and the Merry Widow. Audrey is brilliant in the role of Amelie, projecting a true joie de vivre.
The film is full of surprises in both plot and characters. I left the theatre feeling lighter. It is truly one of a kind, eccentric, unusual and uplifting. I will not say more on it as it would spoil the fun.
I gave it a 10 out of 10 for something so completely out of the ordinary and so very unhollywood.
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