Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Yolande Moreau, Urbain Cancelier, Dominique Pinon
Special edition in French; two-disc set; widescreen; closed caption; English subtitles; "The Amélie Effect" featurette in English; "The Look of Amélie" featurette in English; "Fantasies of Audrey Tautou" featurette in French with English subtitles; Q & A with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Q & A with director and cast; "An Intimate Chat With Jean-Pierre Jeunet" featurette in French with English subtitles; "Home Movies Inside the Making of Amélie" in French with English subtitles; auditions Audrey Tautou, Urbain Cancelier, Yolande Moreau; storyboard comparison; "A Quai" music video; "The Amélie Scrapbook" behind the scenes, French poster concepts; "The Garden Gnome's Travels" featurette and storyboards; theatrical trailer.
|Set in an idealized modern-day Paris, this tale of a sweetly offbeat waitress from picturesque Montmartre is the first sure-to-be classic movie of the new millennium and one that will be remembered and extolled for many years to come. The previous efforts from French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Delicatessen," "City of Lost Children" and his only Hollywood film, "Alien Resurrection") were memorable for dark, pessimistic milieus and inspired art direction. Now, Jeunet uses his rapturous visual sensibility in the service of a blissful, smile-spawning story of ardor and altruism. Amélie (the elfin, glowingly lovely Audrey Tautou) discovers a child's box of trinkets in her apartment, seeks out its owner and is so uplifted by his delight at regaining his 40-years-lost treasure that she decides to be a proactive do-gooder. While surreptitiously aiding the people around her, she encounters porn-store clerk Nino (Mathieu Kassovitz), is smitten and begins a secret campaign to win his heart.|