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Movie Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2001)
Attracted by a piece of music, Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) meets Mathieu Kassovitz for the first time in the Abbesses station.
Abbesses metro station Paris
Abbesses metro station in Paris. Photo credit: Fantrippers

This young man who rummages about under the photo machine is called Nino Quincampoix. Amélie was denied the company of other children, but little Nino, would rather have done without. Often, at the same moment, 9km away from each other, one was dreaming about a sister and the other about a brother, with whom they’d play all the time.

The narrator (André Dussolier)

On her way back from a visit to Mr. Collignon’s parents (Michel Robin and Andrée Damant), Amélie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) takes the subway. On the stairs of the Abbesses station, she hears the sweet melody of Si tu n’étais pas là performed by Fréhel.

The music comes out of a record neck of an old blind man sitting waiting for the subway.

Amélie’s eyes are then drawn to a young man kneeling in front of a photo booth trying to retrieve something from under the machine. Could it be love at first sight?

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Amélie is the first digitally calibrated film.

In 2007, two Ecuadorian researchers discovered a new species of frog in their country. They wanted to pay tribute to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s feature film by naming it Cochranella amelie. Today, the amphibian’s name is Teratohyla amelie.

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The café of Amélie, the mansion of Untouchables, the jazz club of the finale of La La Land, the Hôtel du Nord of the mythical replica of Arletty “Atmosphere”, the cinema of A bout de souffle, the restaurant of Ratatouille, the quays of the Seine of Midnight in Paris, the secret places of the Da Vinci Code, the grocery store of January in La Traversée de Paris , the Bridge of Inception and Peur sur la ville, the addresses of the spectacular scenes of Mission Impossible 6, but also series Call my agent, Gears, Le Bureau des légendes, Sense8, Sex and The City, Gossip Girl…

Etienne Daho’s Café de Flore, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hotel in Nas in Paris, Serge Gainsbourg’s Poinçonneur des Lilas metro station, Serge Reggiani and Marc Lavoine’s Mirabeau Bridge, Mc Solaar’s Lyon station…

The places evoked in the comics Adèle Blanc-Sec, Largo Winch, Blake and Mortimer, Michel Vaillant…

But also in the novels of Ernest Hemingway, Victor Hugo, Leo Malet, Daniel Pennac, Marc Levy, Guillaume Musso… you’ll find all the must-see places of Parisian Pop Culture in this new guide.

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By Damien Canteau

Friday, October 8, 2021

Passionné par l'Histoire, les animés, les Arts et la bande dessinée en particulier, Damien est le rédacteur en chef du site spécialisé dans le 9e art, Comixtrip.

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