With an eye-popping visual style and dazzling costumes, POPULAIRE is a chic and sumptuous romantic comedy, sparkling with vintage Hollywood charm.
Set in 1950s France, POPULAIRE is the extraordinary tale of Rose (Deborah Francois), a village shopkeeper’s daughter who travels to Normandy to try out for a job as a secretary for local lawyer, and bachelor, Louis (Romain Duris). Lacking the grace necessary to perform the role, Rose’s interview is a disaster but reveals a special gift – she is a speed demon on the typewriter!
Louis’ competitive spirit is reawakened and he hires Rose and begins an intensive training regime to prepare her to compete in the country’s cut-throat and high profile typing contests.
Written and directed by Régis Roinsard POPULAIRE also stars Bérénice Bejo (THE ARTIST).
Certificate: (12A) Distributor: Entertainment One
Dir. Regis Roinsard, France, 2012, 111 mins, subtitles
Cast: Romain Duris, Deborah Francois, Berenice Bejo