One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming and romantic comic fantasy from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
Amelie Audrey Tautou is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amelie didn't attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life.
Her mother Amandine Lorella Cravotta died in a freak accident when Amelie was eight, and her father Raphael Rufus had limited contact with her, since his presence seemed to throw her heart into high gear.
Despite all this, Amelie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. When Princess Diana dies in a car wreck in the summer ofAmelie is reminded that life can be fleeting and she decides it's time for her to intervene in the lives of those around her, hoping to bring a bit of happiness to her neighbors and the regulars at the cafe.
Amelie starts by bringing together two lonely people — Georgette Isabelle Nantya tobacconist with a severe case of hypochondria, and Joseph Dominique Pinonan especially ill-tempered customer.
When Amelie finds a box of old toys in her apartment, she returns them to their former owner, Mr. Bretodeau Maurice Benichousending him on a reverie of childhood.
Amelie befriends Dufayel Serge Merlinan elderly artist living nearby whose bones are so brittle, thanks to a rare disease, that everything in his flat must be padded for his protection. And Amelie decides someone has to step into the life christa appelt menyasszony tapasztalat Nino Mathieu Kassovitza lonely adult video store clerk and christa appelt menyasszony tapasztalat carnival spook-show ghost who collects pictures left behind at photo booths around Paris.
Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain received unusually enthusiastic advance reviews prior to its French premiere in the spring ofand was well received at a special free screening at that year's Cannes Film Festival.