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Populaire (2012)

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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.

Director:

Régis Roinsard

Writers:

Régis Roinsard (scenario), Daniel Presley (scenario) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romain Duris ... Louis Échard
Déborah François ... Rose Pamphyle
Bérénice Bejo ... Marie Taylor
Shaun Benson ... Bob Taylor
Mélanie Bernier ... Annie Leprince-Ringuet
Nicolas Bedos ... Gilbert Japy
Miou-Miou ... Madeleine Échard (as Miou Miou)
Eddy Mitchell ... Georges Échard
Frédéric Pierrot ... Jean Pamphyle
Féodor Atkine ... André Japy
Marius Colucci Marius Colucci ... Lucien Échard
Emeline Bayart Emeline Bayart ... Jacqueline Échard
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... Madame Shorofsky
Yannik Landrein Yannik Landrein ... Léonard Echard
Nastassja Girard 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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Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Actor Eddy Mitchell was a singer in the famous band "les Chaussettes Noires". One of the Chaussettes' song, "Dactylo Rock", written by Eddy in 1961, is played during the movie. Its lyrics follow the movie's theme. See more »

Goofs

At around 1h03 there is a speech about the Azerty invention, Azerty disposition is used since the end of the 19th century, mixed also with the Qwerty keyboard in Europe. See more »

Quotes

Louis Échard: One gift in this world is enough.
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Connections

References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Petit Negre
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Déborah François
Phonogram Les Productions du Trésor
Copyright Public Domain
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Endearing comic love story
1 June 2013 | by PipAndSqueakSee all my reviews

If it weren't for the very specific year during which the action in this movie is set, the perfect music for this would have been 10cc's 'I'm Not in Love' - Of course Louis is in love, and only he doesn't realise it. You can forgive him, after all, this is post second world war and he has lost too many meaningful people to want to risk another loss. Rose has perfect visceral understanding of the feelings of those around her. She's also a super-fast one finger typist. We 21st century equivalents may have super-fast thumbs instead. The period feel, superb costumes and believable dialogue make this a very satisfying production. Not sure about the brief bedroom scene that doesn't belong here. Fancy a good, uplifting entertainment, choose this!


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Populaire See more »

Filming Locations:

4 Rue du Lerre, Bacilly, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,690, 8 September 2013

Gross USA:

$179,091

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,698,385
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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