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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 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie features a business machines company named "ICM"; they couldn't use "IBM" real name. 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

The Pearl of Ceylon
Performed and written by Les Baxter
Phonogram 1957: Public Domain except for US, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Australia
Copyright Bax Music Company
Courtesy of Budde Music France and EMI Music France
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Popularity or not?
30 September 2013 | by kosmaspSee 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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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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