Eric struggles to do the show. Why the sadistic pairing? Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Amelie. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain. Learning about the french via film. Living your quirks. Genre bending and classification. A comfortable distortion of physics. The influence and absence of Marc Caro. Dominique Pinon and Ron Perlman. A different sense of dark comedy. Fucking and the french. Fucking is ok! The American taboo. Are the things Amelie is doing right? Is it ok to lie for good? The best use of the Amelie garden gnome. The influence of American horror on the french. French extreme revisited. Smashcuts! The Flying Tom Tom. Uncertainty. What does the ending of Martyrs mean? Rape/Revenge.
Also referenced: Pi, The Fountain, Tank Girl, Schindler’s List, The Triplets of Belleville, Micmacs, Alien, Man on Wire, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Spun, Requiem for a Dream, The Invention of Lying, Rob Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects), Left 4 Dead, Inside, Drag Me to Hell, Hostel, Feast, Stuck, Funny Games, Hard Candy, The Fly, Altered States
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Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Writer: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu, Kassovitz, Lorella Cravotta, Serge Merlin
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.
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Director: Pascal Laugier
Writer: Pascal Laugier
Starring: Morjana Alaoui, Mylene Jamponoi, Catherine Begin, Robert Toupin
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.