Paul, thirty or so, lives in a Paris apartment with his aunts, two old aristocrats who have raised him since he was two and who dream of seeing him become a virtuoso pianist.


Sylvain Chomet


Sylvain Chomet
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillaume Gouix ... Paul / Attila Marcel
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Mme Proust
Bernadette Lafont ... Tante Annie
Hélène Vincent ... Tante Anna
Luis Rego Luis Rego ... M. Coelho
Fanny Touron Fanny Touron ... Anita
Kea Kaing Kea Kaing ... Michelle
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... M. Kruzinsky
Vincent Deniard Vincent Deniard ... Gégé
Cyril Couton Cyril Couton ... Le docteur
Philippe Soutan Philippe Soutan ... Le concierge
Guilhem Pellegrin Guilhem Pellegrin ... M. Chassepot de Pissy
Jean-Paul Solal Jean-Paul Solal ... M. Pineton de Chambrun
Jean-Pol Brissart ... M. Berkoff
Elsa Davoine Elsa Davoine ... Tante Annie jeune


Paul is a sweet man-child, raised - and smothered - by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. (He does express himself through colorful suits that would challenge any Wes Anderson character in nerd chic.) Paul's aunts have only one dream for him: to win piano competitions. Although Paul practices dutifully, he remains unfulfilled until he submits to the interventions of his upstairs neighbor. Suitably named after the novelist, Madame Proust offers Paul a concoction that unlocks repressed memories from his childhood and awakens the most delightful of fantasies. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Madame Proust helps Paul remember his childhood using madeleines dipped in herbal tea. Marcel Proust's most famous work, Remembrance of Things Past, begins with involuntary memory brought about the same way. See more »


Mme Proust: I don't believe in your heaven! I'm a Buddhist. I'm a Buddhist and screw you. Heaven is right here and you're screwing it up!Just read the damn toilet door! "Please leave this place as clean as it was when you found it!". You treat your crapper better than the planet. Be careful. One day, the non-violent will get violent! And that's going to hurt!
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good for the heart and the eyes.
11 January 2016 | by maryam-oh-csSee all my reviews

visually charming is what comes to my mind when I think about Attila Marcel.

it has an interestingly weird environment and characters. to me that's great! I liked the music and every visual element of the movie, color combinations, and decor, fascinated me. What I didn't like is that it had this annoying randomness the whole time, and some scenes were unnecessary which made me really bored at times while watching it. generally the story isn't that great, what is great is the sweetness of it. to sum it up it's a good choice for someone who wants something delightful but smart enough with a hint of imagination.

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30 October 2013 (France) See more »

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Αττίλα Μαρσέλ, ο πιανίστας See more »


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1.85 : 1
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