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.
Nino's last name is "Quincampoix". Quincampoix is also a village about sixty miles northwest of Paris. It's a rare surname even in France, so this is likely not a coincidence: buried in Quincampoix is the champion cyclist Jacques Anquetil, who for many years was tough competition for Federico Martín Bahamontes -- the same Bahamontes whose win of the '59 Tour de France the young Dominique Bretodeau cheers on in the film. (Anquetil placed third in the same race.)
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 ...
Some passers-by in the park stare at the camera and crew. One little girl even waves at the camera.
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)