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Amelie (Not Rated)

French with English subtitles

Amélie is a fanciful comedy from Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the acclaimed director of A Very Long Engagement and The City of Lost Children. He invokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue (Audrey Tautou). Her life changes course when she discovers an old box of childhood treasures, anonymously returns it to its rightful owner, and watches from a distance as his life is transformed by the discovery. Thus begins her odyssey: a series of inventive plans to straighten out other people's lives—mostly for the better (if they've earned it) and occasionally for the worse (if they deserve it). But she always hides behind a veil of mystery and anonymity, which works well for her, until she meets an intriguing young man (Mathieu Kassovitz). Will she have the courage to do for herself what she has done for others?