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Attila Marcel (2013)

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Paul is a sweet man-child, raised - and smothered - by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. (He ... See full summary »

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Sylvain Chomet

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Sylvain Chomet
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillaume Gouix ... Paul / Attila Marcel
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Mme Proust
Bernadette Lafont ... Tante Annie
Hélène Vincent ... Tante Anna
Luis Rego Luis Rego ... M. Coelho
Fanny Touron Fanny Touron ... Anita
Kea Kaing Kea Kaing ... Michelle
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... M. Kruzinsky
Vincent Deniard Vincent Deniard ... Gégé
Cyril Couton Cyril Couton ... Le docteur
Philippe Soutan Philippe Soutan ... Le concierge
Guilhem Pellegrin Guilhem Pellegrin ... M. Chassepot de Pissy
Jean-Paul Solal Jean-Paul Solal ... M. Pineton de Chambrun
Jean-Pol Brissart ... M. Berkoff
Elsa Davoine Elsa Davoine ... Tante Annie jeune
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Paul is a sweet man-child, raised - and smothered - by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler. Now thirty-three, he still does not speak. (He does express himself through colorful suits that would challenge any Wes Anderson character in nerd chic.) Paul's aunts have only one dream for him: to win piano competitions. Although Paul practices dutifully, he remains unfulfilled until he submits to the interventions of his upstairs neighbor. Suitably named after the novelist, Madame Proust offers Paul a concoction that unlocks repressed memories from his childhood and awakens the most delightful of fantasies. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Madame Proust helps Paul remember his childhood using madeleines dipped in herbal tea. Marcel Proust's most famous work, Remembrance of Things Past, begins with involuntary memory brought about the same way. See more »

Quotes

Mme Proust: I don't believe in your heaven! I'm a Buddhist. I'm a Buddhist and screw you. Heaven is right here and you're screwing it up!Just read the damn toilet door! "Please leave this place as clean as it was when you found it!". You treat your crapper better than the planet. Be careful. One day, the non-violent will get violent! And that's going to hurt!
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Quirky for quirky's sake?
15 March 2014 | by w_sludgeSee all my reviews

I enjoyed Chomet's TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE, but have to say that I was in the minority with his follow-up THE ILLUSIONIST, in that I was slightly disappointed. This film is similar, so I guess I won't be putting myself into the fan camp for this director.

That being said, there was still plenty of charm, wit, romance and humour in this take on how we are shaped by our memories. I did enjoy it but, on reflection, I think I was just continuously being reminded of better French quirkiness like AMELIE. This one just felt a little too.........random? (But it was at least much better than the dire MOOD INDIGO)


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 October 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Αττίλα Μαρσέλ, ο πιανίστας See more »

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$1,189,463
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1.85 : 1
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