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Populaire

Rose is a terrible secretary but a fantastic typist, so her boss resolves to make her the fastest typist in the world. Set in 1958, this French rom-com combines a Mad Men aesthetic with an I Love Lucy sensibility.

Schedule
May 18, 2013
Saturday
6:30 PM AMC Pacific Place 11 Date has passed

Saturday Night Film & Party | Party at Il Fornaio with fashion by Oska follows the screening.

May 21, 2013
Tuesday
6:30 PM Egyptian Theatre Date has passed

It's the spring of 1958 in a village in Normandy. 21-year-old Rose (Déborah François) aspires to be more than just a housewife or an assistant at her father's small-town grocery, so she moves to another town and applies for a job as a secretary. Rose discovers, unfortunately, that she is a terrible secretary; she proves, however, to be a devilishly good typist. Her handsome boss, Louis (Romain Duris) takes her under his wing, and resolves to turn her into the fastest typist in the world. Rose is swept into a life of training, as if typing were an Olympic sport, as Louis coaches her to become a regional, national, and eventually an international speed-typing competitor. Rose's final challenge will be found at a typing competition in New York City. Find out if romance and speed-typing mix in this high- concept 1950s-era French romantic comedy that combines a Mad Man aesthetic with an I Love Lucy sensibility.

Director Biography
Régis Roinsard has always loved photography, learning filmmaking by working in each department on film sets before directing his first short film, 1994’s Les petites sales. Populaire is his debut feature-length film.

Sponsored in part by Il Fornaio, OSKA

Director: Régis Roinsard
Principal Cast: Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson, Mélanie Bernier, Miou-Miou
Country: France
Year: 2012
Running Time: 111 minutes
Producer: Alain Attal
Screenplay: Régis Roinsard, Daniel Presley, Romain Compingt
Cinematographers: Guillaume Schiffman
Editors: Laure Gardette, Sophie Reine
Music: Rob d’Orlando, Emmanuel d’Orlando
Website: http://www.populaire-lefilm.com/
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: French, English, German
Subtitles: Yes
US Distributor: Weinstein Company
International Sales: Wild Bunch
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