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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 Mélanie Bernier ... Annie Leprince-Ringuet
Nicolas Bedos 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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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Datilógrafa See more »

Filming Locations:

4 Rue du Lerre, Bacilly, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,690, 6 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$175,256, 18 October 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Louis smashes the record playing "Le tango des illusions", it shatters as a 78 rpm shellac record. The label features a variant of Columbia Records' "Magic Notes" design as a 12-inch record. However, Jacqueline Boyer's "Le tango des illusions" was never released as a 78. The song was issued in France in 1962 by Columbia Records as part of a vinyl 7-inch EP under "Le pont vers le soleil". 78s had largely been phased out by 1960. See more »

Quotes

Rose Pamphyle: I may be a "klutz," but not a cripple!
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Connections

References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Dactylo Rock
(1961)
Composed by Eddy Mitchell 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
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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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