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Audrey Tautou in Delicacy


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cast: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini

year: 2011

colour: yes

certificate: TBC

director: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos

runtime: 108

The Delicacy, a film based on David Foenkinos's novel, 'La Délicatesse', will be released on 13 April in London. The novel was an enormous success in France and sold more than 700,000 copies and was translated in 21 languages.

Nathalie has a wonderful life. She is young, beautiful and has the perfect marriage. But when her husband dies in an accident, it brings her world crashing down.

For the next few years, she focuses n her work, leaving emotions on the sidelines. Then all of a sudden, without even understanding why, she kisses a most unlikely man - her co-worker, Markus.

This odd couple then embarks upon their won emotional journey; a journey that raises all kinds of questions and hostility at work. Can we really choose how we rediscover our taste for life? Marvelling at their new found love, Nathalie and Markus end up running away to give their relationship a fighting chance. This is a story of rebirth but it is also a tale of the singularity of love.


04/05/2012 - danielhewittcopy said : mark * * * * *

Went to see this film at Ciné Lumière - Institut Français on Wednesday. Quite a dark movie overall but certainly an artistic piece of brilliance with strong dialogue, good cinematography and an emotional story that the ordinary person in the street can relate to. This being a French cinema also added to the great feel of the movie with French culture all around. It was more than just a French movie on a screen. It was an experience not to be missed.

12/04/2012 - tau.badira said : mark * * * * *

I'm not quite sure how to say this; you made it extremley easy for me!


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