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La délicatesse (2011)

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A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

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David Foenkinos (scenario), David Foenkinos (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Tautou ... Nathalie Kerr
François Damiens ... Markus Lundell
Bruno Todeschini ... Charles
Mélanie Bernier ... Chloé, la secrétaire de Nathalie
Joséphine de Meaux Joséphine de Meaux ... Sophie
Pio Marmaï ... François
Monique Chaumette Monique Chaumette ... Madeleine, la grand-mère
Marc Citti Marc Citti ... Pierre
Alexandre Pavloff Alexandre Pavloff ... Benoît (as Alexandre Pavloff de la Comédie Française)
Vittoria Scognamiglio Vittoria Scognamiglio ... La mère de François
Olivier Cruveiller 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 Bénédicte-Lala Ernoult ... L'ouvreuse du théâtre (as Bénédicte Ernoult)
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A French woman mourning over the death of her husband three years prior is courted by a Swedish co-worker.

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A new romantic comedy about Love, Fate and other Delicacies.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Swedish

Release Date:

21 December 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La delicadeza See more »

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Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Markus Lundl: Elle me permet d'être la meilleure version de moi même.
[She let me be the best possible version of myself]
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Airport 66
Written by Hans Posegga
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HK Neo Reviews: Delicacy / La délicatesse (2011) – France
20 May 2012 | by webmaster-3017See all my reviews

"Delicacy" works because Audrey Tautou is so amazing to watch. From the moment the film zoomed in on her pitch perfect classical pretty look, the film set its tone. However the part of the film that made it spectacularly brilliant is the final quadrant. Just when you feel the film moves toward melodrama, it turns over in full circle and finally laughter filled the cinema screening. The awkward moments became funny spots and the effortless unlikely romantic companion in Swedish François Damiens is as funny as Hong Kong's iconic Lam Suet. "Delicacy" is film that starts off sweetly, then bitterly and in the end unlikely and delightfully.

Audrey Tautou is simply stunning to watch. Not unlike Audrey Hepburn, they can do nothing and just frankly filled with close up shots and you will still be captivated. Her ability to own the screen is simply a pleasure to watch. Whether she is sad, happy, shocked or even random, Audrey can seamlessly connects with the audience at its very core. Equal to the task is the scene stealing Swedish co-worker François Damiens. Their romantic chemistry does not crash any computer screen, but there is something about them that makes then a couple to root for. His comedic timing is just absolutely "laugh out loud" moments. In fact, there was a time in the film when I uncontrollably laughed out loud and resulted in several turning heads and looks. However it was all worth it.

All in all, "Delicacy" is really one of the lightest hearted melodramatic yet romantic comedies of the year. It is one of those delightful films that are best served after a long day at work where you can sit back and appreciate the beauty of Paris and Ms Audrey Tautou. Ever since Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris", I have placed the city on top of my list and after "Delicacy", I can only say that love is not just a four letter word. A highly enjoyable bittersweet rom-com…

Neo rates it 8.5/10

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