• 12
  • Régis Roinsard (2012)
  • Fr (SUB)
  • 106 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

A fresh and colourful romantic comedy about typing? Surely some mistake? Au contraire. French director Régis Roinsard makes his debut with this, an enormously fun period piece set in the 1950s that plays like a cross between Mad Men and The Artist. Déborah François plays Rose, a small-town girl whose flying fingers take her up in the world when Louis (the charismatic Romain Duris, who made his reputation with Heartbreaker) spots her talent and enters her in a series of typewriting contests. Love, on the other hand, seems just out of touching distance, as the attractive Louis is a die-hard bachelor who keeps her at arm's length. Populaire is not completely predictable, though it does hark back to those sassy, screwball love stories that Hollywood used to churn out in the 1930s. In supporting roles, Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Miou-Miou (The Science of Sleep) add a touch more sparkle.

Plot Summary

A woman desperate to escape her small-town roots applies for a job as a secretary at an advertising agency. Her ability to type quickly catches the eye of an executive, who trains her to take part in a speed-typing contest. Comedy set in the 1950s, starring Deborah Francois, Romain Duris and Berenice Bejo. In French, English and German.

Cast and crew


Louis Echard
Romain Duris
Rose Pamphyle
Déborah François
Marie Taylor
Bérénice Bejo
Bob Taylor
Shaun Benson
Annie Leprince-Ringuet
Mélanie Bernier
Gilbert Japy
Nicolas Bedos
André Japy
Féodor Atkine
Madeleine Echard
Georges Echard
Eddy Mitchell


Régis Roinsard

Other Information

French, English, German +subtitles
Theatrical distributor: 
Momentum Pictures
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 31 May 2013
Certificate 12
Technicolor Polska