Sunday, January 31, 2016

Movie Review: La délicatesse

La délicatesse a.k.a Nathalie a.k.a Delicacy 
2.4.7. Films, France 2 Cinéma, StudioCanal, Canal+, Ciné+, Banque Postale Image 4, Palatine Étoile 8, Panache Productions, La Compagnie Cinématographique Européenne, France, 2012. 
La délicatesse title
Based on novel "La délicatesse" by David Foenkinos. 

Nathalie Kerr (Audrey Tautou) is happy with her boyfriend François (Pio Marmaï). After the wedding she applies for a new job. Then François dies and Nathalie deals with sorrow by burying herself in work. 
Pio Marmaï and Audrey Tautou
Nathalie and François
Nathalie gets a new job
Three years later Nathalie is advancing in her career and sleazy boss Charles (Bruno Todeschini) tries to hit on her. Nathalie is not interested and wants to keep the relationship professional. Lost in her thoughts she suddenly kisses shy Swedish coworker Markus (François Damiens). Awkward situation slowly leads to a date. Then rumours start to spread in the work place. Friends and Charles do not understand what Nathalie sees in plain-looking guy. 
Audrey Fleurot and Bruno Todeschini
Secretary Ingrid (Audrey Fleurot) and Charles
François Damiens
Romance starts slowly
"La délicatesse" is a piquant French romantic drama with subtle humour and with a dash of quirky surrealism. In addition of getting over a loss of loved one, it is also tale of two emotionally reserved people slowly getting to know each other. Audrey Tautou is charming as always and Markus performed by François Damiens is clumsy but kind. Also the emotional soundtrack fits the mood of the movie. To Scandinavian taste this low key romance works better than most flashy Hollywood counterparts.

Part of The 2016 Movie Watching Challenge (#48. Movie whose main character is of opposite sex than you)

Rating: Good

Starring: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini, Mélanie Bernier, Joséphine de Meaux, Pio Marmaï, Monique Chaumette, Marc Citti, Alexandre Pavloff, Vittoria Scognamiglio, Olivier Cruveiller, Ariane Ascaride, Christophe Malavoy, Audrey Fleurot, Bénédicte-Lala Ernoult, Nicolas Guimbard, Asa Verdin Kallman, Dan Dan Lau, Pom Klementieff, Nadège Perrier, Benoît Pétré, Stellan Sundlof, Lara Suyeux, Sébastien Thiery, Michaël Bensoussan, Renan Carteaux, Charley Fouquet, Gwendolyn Gourvenec, Violette Renard, Philippine Berlioz, Gabrielle De Conti, Roland Menou, Moritz Parisius, Philippe Petit, Émilie Simon, Ronny Pong, Sofia-Maria Efraimsson, Philippe Hagège, Prescillia Andreani, Hocine Djabella, Sasha Spielberg, Jérôme Domenge, Denise Durand, Louise Ressort, Louise Gaubert, Claire Baschet, Agnes Bouille, Fanny Crawford, Maëva Lefebvre, Yamina Meghraoui, Léonie Fatoumata Traoré, Joy Wielard, Audrey Marnay, François-Marie Nivon, Barack Obama, Daniel Semporé
Directors: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos

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