Delicacy

  • 12
  • David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos (2011)
  • Fr (SUB)
  • 106 min
Film Review
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4 out of 5

This quietly affecting French comedy drama stars Audrey Tautou as Nathalie, a young widow who throws herself into her work following the untimely death of her perfect partner, only to cause a sensation by throwing herself at an unlikely colleague. Markus (Heartbreaker's François Damiens) is balding, a drab dresser and just a bit funny looking - hardly your average romantic lead - yet somehow the damaged belle and the disbelieving bête tentatively make a go of it. But convincing themselves of their budding feelings is one thing; getting others to accept it is quite another. Author David Foenkinos adapts his own bestseller for the screen along with his brother Stéphane and, as co-directors, their sensitivity to the characters shines through. That's helped in no small measure by Tautou's nuanced performance and the many little touches that speak of Nathalie's gradual healing. Poignant and charming, this romance will strike a chord with anyone who has loved and lost, and its optimistic message lingers fondly in the memory.

Plot Summary

A woman dedicates herself totally to her job as a way of coping with the sudden death of her husband, until one day, she impulsively kisses an awkward co-worker. A tentative relationship develops between them, to the bewilderment of their colleagues and frustration of her amorous boss. Romantic comedy, with Audrey Tautou and Francois Damiens. In French and Swedish.

Cast and crew

Cast

Nathalie
Audrey Tautou
Markus
François Damiens
Charles
Bruno Todeschini
Chloé
Mélanie Bernier
Sophie
Joséphine de Meaux
François
Pio Marmaï
Madeleine
Monique Chaumette
Pierre
Marc Citti

Crew

Director
David Foenkinos
Director
Stéphane Foenkinos

Other Information

Language: 
French, Swedish +subtitles
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Studio Canal
Guidance: 
Swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 13 Apr 2012
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy

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