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Populaire

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Populaire

Régis Roinsard (2012)

106min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

Premiere. 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 & 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 Miou-Miou
Georges Echard Eddy Mitchell
Director Régis Roinsard
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Other Information

Language: French, English, German +subtitles Colour Theatrical distributor: Momentum Pictures Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 31 May 2013

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