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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louis Échard
... Rose Pamphyle
... Marie Taylor
... Bob Taylor
Mélanie Bernier ... Annie Leprince-Ringuet
Nicolas Bedos ... Gilbert Japy
... Madeleine Échard (as Miou Miou)
... Georges Échard
... Jean Pamphyle
... 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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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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

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6 September 2013 (USA)  »

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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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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

Petit Negre
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Déborah François
Phonogram Les Productions du Trésor
Copyright Public Domain
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Popularity or not?
30 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

It might feel simple in its premise (what romantic comedy doesn't? Only a few might have a real complex story), but the actors are really good in it. Actually it is very reminiscent of classic movies and its not a coincidence that the costumes and or haircuts are very much in the style of Audrey Hepburn. It could have starred the actress from the past easily and feel the same.

So while the viewer might know where this movie is leading (no real surprise here), it is the journey that makes it worthwhile. Rich, poor it doesn't really matter, as long as you follow your dreams. Whatever they are and whatever obstacles are in your way.


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