In an alternate Paris lives Amelie, a strange, lonely young woman with an oblique take on life and a fierce urge to help people. As she finds her way through a hyperstylised life filled with imaginary playthings, there’s a chance she might also be able to find someone to share her wonderful world.
It’s hard to believe its ten years since Audrey Tatou’s appearance as Amelie stole the hearts of audiences around the world. Sadly director Jeunet hasn’t been able to capture the same magic since, with the turgid A Very Long Engagement and… just don’t talk to me about 2009’s Micmacs.
Here, recently loosed from a successful collaboration with Marc Caro, he manages to keep the quirkiness in check while delivering some strange and beautiful imagery. It’s all about the character of Amelie though, who is expertly captured by young Tatou. She’s certainly strange but her innocence and sweetness, mixed with her capacity for complicated practical jokes, makes her an engaging protagonist.
If you’re yet to experience Amelie, there’s no better time than now in a glorious Blu-ray transfer
Extras: Commentary, making of, interviews, featurettes, screen tests, trailer and Audrey Tatou making funny faces