Amélie Poulain, planetary icon for 20 years

STORY – On all screens in the spring of 2001, the heroine of Jean-Pierre Jeunet has not only not aged but has become a popular and universal icon. A look back at the fabulous story of a film that has become a reference for many creators.

In April 2001, September 11 is still only a distant and harmless date. In this spring, the French are passionate about two young women: Amélie and Loana. April 25 hits screens The fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulain, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. April 26 begins on M6 the broadcast of Loft Story, the first French reality show. Twenty years later, it is difficult to say what remains of the Loft candidate’s antics with Jean-Édouard. On the other hand, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s feature film continues to be cult, in France and abroad. Among the billions of examples of its intact notoriety, we can cite this hairdressing salon in Bogotá which posted the French poster of the film and offers Amélie’s haircut for a few pesos.

I sometimes come across “Amélie Poulain” on television. I see the flaws of course, I also notice from time to time a plan that I find successful

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director

Jean-Pierre Jeunet does not deny anything of his heroine who made him king. He has shot other films since (A long engagement Sunday, Micmacs à tire-larigot, The Extravagant Voyage of the young and prodigious TS Spivet) but he

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