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A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Produced by Eurowide Film Production, UGC Images

Release in France : 25/04/2001


    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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    Actors (51)

    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

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    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

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany

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    Majority French (France, Germany)

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    Runtime :

    2 h

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    Dolby SRD

    Posters (6)


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    Festival Selections (16)

    Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce  - 2004

    Festival du Film Francophone de Grèce (Greece, 2004)


    CinéMusique - CineMusic

    Shanghai - International Film Festival - 2002

    Shanghai - International Film Festival (China, 2002)


    Official Competition

    Academy Awards - 2002

    Academy Awards (United States, 2002)

    Selection (5)

    Nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year

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

    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    Nomination for Best Cinematography : Bruno Delbonnel

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

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

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

    Selection (12)

    Best Film

    Best Director : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    Best Cinematography : Bruno Delbonnel

    Best Actress : Audrey Tautou

    Best Supporting Actor : Jamel Debbouze

    Best Original Music : Yann Tiersen

    Best Costume Design : Madeline Fontaine

    Best Production Design : Aline Bonetto

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

    Best Editing : Hervé Schneid

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

    Best Supporting Actress : Isabelle Nanty

    BAFTA - 2002

    BAFTA (Great Britain, 2002)


    Feature films

    Lumiere Awards - 2002

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2002)



    Cairo - International Film Festival - 2001

    Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 2001)


    Festival of festivals

    TIFF - 2001

    TIFF (Canada, 2001)


    Official Selection

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2001

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2001)


    Out of Competition

    Awards (6)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2002

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

    Awards (4)

    César Award for Best Original Score : Yann Tiersen

    César Award for Best Film

    César Award for Best Production Design : Aline Bonetto

    César Award for Best Director : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    BAFTA - 2002

    BAFTA (Great Britain, 2002)

    Awards (2)

    Best Original Screenplay

    Best Production Design

    Lumiere Awards - 2002

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2002)

    Awards (8)

    Meilleure Actrice : Audrey Tautou

    Meilleur Film

    Meilleur scénario : Guillaume Laurant

    Meilleur scénario : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    Meilleur scénario : Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    Meilleur scénario : Guillaume Laurant

    Meilleur scénario : Guillaume Laurant

    Meilleur scénario : Guillaume Laurant

    TIFF - 2001

    TIFF (Canada, 2001)


    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2001

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2001)


    "Crystal Globe" Grand Prix for Best Film

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 2001

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (2001)


    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price

    Delegations (2)