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.
The funeral in the imaginary black-and-white documentary that Amélie watches on TV is composed of footage from a 1923 Pathe Journal newsreel segment about the death of actress Sarah Bernhardt.
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 ...
New VW Beetles are in the streets of Paris in 1997, even though the car was not widely available in France until the summer of 1998. The filmmakers knew this - Jean-Pierre Jeunet thought the car reflected the "sweet and amusing personality of Amélie".
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
$496,031 (France) (10 August 2001)
$33,201,661 (USA) (28 June 2002)
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