Priceless

  • 12
  • Pierre Salvadori (2006)
  • Fr (SUB)
  • 101 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Audrey Tautou conjures the spirit of Audrey Hepburn in this frothy French farce that bears more than a passing resemblance to Breakfast at Tiffany's. The setting here is contemporary, but Pierre Salvadori's film certainly harks back to an earlier cinematic age when the French Riviera was really only for the elite and even gold-diggers had a bit of class. Tautou is the material girl on the make who is determined to snare a wealthy older man, while Gad Elmaleh is the humble barman she beds, after mistaking him for a wealthy hotel guest. He is immediately smitten but she soon dumps him, and his extravagant attempts to win her affections cause him to blow his life's savings, before deciding to do a bit of gold-digging of his own. Although Tautou is still a little too sweet to be entirely convincing as the temptress, Elmaleh is a deadpan delight as the unlikely gigolo, while Salvadori's direction luxuriates in the impossibly sumptuous surroundings.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh. Bartender Jean spends an evening with glamorous hotel guest Irène, but is left high and dry when she discovers he's not the man of means she took him to be. Instead of being put off by her gold-digging nature, Jean sets out to prove that he can win her heart, sacrificing everything he has in the process.

Cast and crew

Cast

Irène
Audrey Tautou
Jean
Gad Elmaleh
Madeleine
Marie-Christine Adam
Jacques
Vernon Dobtcheff
Gilles
Jacques Spiesser
Agnès
Annelise Hesme
Chihuahua lady
Charlotte Vermeil
Mastiff lady
Claudine Baschet
Biarritz bar owner
Laurent Claret
Customer with cigar
Jean de Coninck

Crew

Director
Pierre Salvadori

Other Information

Language: 
French +subtitles
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Icon
Guidance: 
Contains swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 13 Jun 2008
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Icon Home Entertainment
Categories
Comedy

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