R | | Comedy, Romance
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet originally wanted Michael Nyman to score the film, but was unable to get him. Someone then gave Jeunet a CD by Yann Tiersen, who composes in a similar minimalist style, but with an extremely quirky, eclectic mix of instruments. Jeunet fell in love with the music and scored... ...
On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a minute landed on Rue St Vincent, Montmartre. At the same moment, on a restaurant terrace nearby, the wind magically made two glasses dance unseen on a ...
When Amelie hears the blind musician in the metro, she just left a metro train and enters a tunnel for a different platform, so it must be a transfer station. When she enters the platform, we find out it is (depicted to be) Abbesses station in Montmartre, which is not a transfer station. Additionally, Abbesses station only has one point of entry on each platform so it is not possible to walk from enter from one end of the platform and exit on the other. These scenes were shot at Porte des Lilas station where a disused platform is regularly being used for filming purposes.
The ending credits for the lead actors are presented on pages of a photograph album, featuring pictures of the actors which have been torn up and pieced together.
French, Russian, English
$133,446 (Switzerland) (10 August 2001)
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