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Amelie

Amelie

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Produced by Eurowide Film Production, UGC Images

Release in France : 25/04/2001

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Actors (50)

Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producers :

Eurowide Film Production, UGC Images

Foreign production company :

MMC Movies Köln GmbH

French distribution :

Fox France

Co-productions :

Tapioca Films, France 3 Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

TF1 Studio (ex TF1 International)

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Synopsis

Amélie is no ordinary girl. Life deals her curious blows: her goldfish slip into the city fountain, her mother dies on the square in front of Notre-Dame cathedral, and her father transfers all his affection to a garden gnome. Amélie grows up and becomes a barmaid in a Montmartre bar run by a former circus performer. Amélie’s life is simple, she likes feasting on crèmes brûlées, skimming stones across the Seine, observing people and letting her imagination roam free. Then, when 22, she suddenly finds her purpose in life: to fix up other people’s troubles. This leads her to invent all sorts of strategies to intervene in the existence of the people around her. Among them the concierge who spends her day sipping port while communing with a stuffed dog; Georgette, the hypochondriac newsdealer; and the “glass man”, Amélie’s neighbor who lives vicariously through a Renoir reproduction. Amélie’s mission is rudely interrupted when she meets a strange, off-beat young man, Nino Quincampoix. Nino works shift jobs on a ghost train and in a sex shop, and collects photos littering the ground outside automatic photo booths. He’s desperately trying to identify the stranger whose photo keeps turning up, when his search is suddenly interrupted by his encounter with Amélie. Although fascinated by him, she plays hide-and-seek games, afraid of really opening up to this appealing young man. After several attempts at getting more serious, she takes to her heels. Fortunately the “glass man”, himself an expert on withdrawal, repays her in kind for all she’s done for him by pushing her into Nino’s arms.

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Amelie

English Trailer

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Amelie

Trailer

Photos (16)

Full credits (22)

Executive producers :

Claudie Ossard, Brigitte Maccioni

Screenwriters :

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant

Director of Photography :

Bruno Delbonnel

Assistant Operators :

Matthieu Bastid, Georgi Lazarevski, François Paumard, Christophe Perotin

Production Manager :

Jean-Marc Deschamps

Editor :

Hervé Schneid

Assistant editors :

Céline Kélépikis, Yann Malcor

Production Designer :

Aline Bonetto

Casting :

Pierre-Jacques Bénichou

Make-up Artist :

Nathalie Tissier

Narrator :

André Dussollier

Assistant directors :

Christophe Vassort, Pascal Roy

Voice :

Franck-Olivier Bonnet, Alain Floret, Jean-Pol Brissart

Sound Recordist :

Jean Umansky

Camera operators :

Dominique Colin, Patrick de Ranter

Press Attaché (film) :

Isabelle Sauvanon

Sound editors :

Frank Mettre, Laurent Kossayan, Gérard Hardy, Alexandre Widmer

Continuity supervisor :

Anne Wermelinger

Music Composer :

Yann Tiersen

Costume designer :

Madeline Fontaine

Sound mixers :

Sophie Chiabaut, Jean Umansky

Still Photographer :

Bruno Calvo

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

France, Germany

Original French-language productions :

Yes

Nationality :

Majority French (France, Germany)

Production year :

2000

French release :

25/04/2001

Runtime :

2 h

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

98.481

Visa issue date :

23/05/2001

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.66

Audio format :

Dolby SRD

Posters (6)

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News (79)

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Festival Selections (15)

Shanghai - International Film Festival - 2002

Shanghai - International Film Festival (China, 2002)

Selection

Official Competition

Academy Awards - 2002

Academy Awards (United States, 2002)

Selection (5)

Nomination for Best Sound Editing : Vincent Arnardi, Guillaume Leriche, Jean Umansky

Nomination for Best Cinematography : Bruno Delbonnel

Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant

Nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2002)

Selection (12)

Best Costume Design : Madeline Fontaine

Best Sound : Vincent Arnardi, Gérard Hardy, Laurent Kossayan, Jean Umansky

Best Production Design : Aline Bonetto

Best Cinematography : Bruno Delbonnel

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) : Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant

Best Editing : Hervé Schneid

Best Original Music : Yann Tiersen

Best Supporting Actor : Jamel Debbouze

Best Supporting Actress : Isabelle Nanty

Best Actress : Audrey Tautou

Best Director : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Best Film

BAFTA - 2002

BAFTA (Great Britain, 2002)

Selection

Feature films

Lumiere Awards - 2002

Lumiere Awards (France, 2002)

Selection

Selection

Cairo - International Film Festival - 2001

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2001)

Selection

Festival of festivals

San Sebastian International Film Festival - 2001

San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain, 2001)

Selection

San Sebastian - International Film Festival

TIFF - 2001

TIFF (Canada, 2001)

Selection

Official Selection

Montreal World Film Festival - 2001

Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2001)

Selection

Out of Competition

Cannes Film Market - 2001

Cannes Film Market (France, 2001)

Selection

Selection

Awards (6)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2002)

Awards (4)

Cesar for Best Director : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

César award for best music written for a film : Yann Tiersen

César award for best film

César award for best production design : Aline Bonetto

BAFTA - 2002

BAFTA (Great Britain, 2002)

Awards (2)

Best Original Screenplay

Best Production Design

Lumiere Awards - 2002

Lumiere Awards (France, 2002)

Awards (8)

Meilleur Film

Meilleure Actrice : Audrey Tautou

Meilleur scénario : Guillaume Laurant

Meilleur scénario : Guillaume Laurant

Meilleur scénario : Guillaume Laurant

Meilleur scénario : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Meilleur scénario : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Meilleur scénario : Guillaume Laurant

TIFF - 2001

TIFF (Canada, 2001)

Awards


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2001

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2001)

Awards

"Crystal Globe" Grand Prix for Best Film

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 2001

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (2001)

Awards

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price

Delegations (2)

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