June 9, 2013
Populaire takes the mundane keyboard and takes it to the lofty heights of excitement, tension and whirl-wind romance to which it rightly belongs.
Who knew touch-typing was so exciting?
Telling the story of Norman insurance salesman Louis Échard's (Romain Duris - L'arnacœur/Heartbreaker, L'Auberge espagnole/The Spanish Apartment, Les Poupées russes/Russian Dolls) and his search for a new secretary. The ballad of Rose Pamphyle's (Déborah François - L'Enfant/The Child, La Tourneuse de pages/The Page Turner, Le premier jour du reste de ta vie/The First Day of the Rest of Your Life) desire to leave her home-village and meet the real world and achieve her dream of becomming a typist. The wonderfully set back-drop of 1950s France.
If you've ever seen a typwriter, summoned up the courage to use the thing, and experienced the tactile, positive, affirming 'klak, klak, klak' from the action of the keys, you'll like this film.
You could go to Cafe Rouge afterwards to complete the expérience cosmopolite!