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Spring, 1958: 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle lives with her grouchy widower father who runs the village store. Engaged to the son of the local mechanic, she seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. But that's not the life Rose longs for. When she travels to Lisieux in Normandy, where charismatic insurance agency boss Louis Echard is advertising for a secretary, the ensuing interview is a disaster. But Rose reveals a special gift - she can type at extraordinary speed. Unwittingly, the young woman awakens the dormant sports fan in Louis. If she wants the job she'll have to compete in a speed typing competition. Whatever sacrifices Rose must make to reach the top, Louis declares himself her trainer. He'll turn her into the fastest girl not only in the country, but in the world! But a love of sport doesn't always mix well with love itself.
A French bonbon of little consequence but lots of style, Populaire - a midcentury-modern lark about a secretary, her typewriter, and her demanding boss - occupies some fantasy realm where colors are more vivid than in real life, the clothes snazzier, the characters more carefree. Even when there's tragedy around the turn, it doesn't matter. Populaire plays like a musical - you expect anyone, at any time, to break into song. » Read more
Rfor a scene of sexuality
Cast:Mélanie Bernier; Miou-Miou; Shaun Benson; Bérénice Bejo; Eddy Mitchell; Déborah François; Maruis Colucci; Nicolas Bedos; Romain Duris; Frédéric Pierrot
Directed by:Régis Roinsard
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