Friday, 12 April 2013

Amelie (2001)

Film review of Amelie
Reviewing by: Norhuzaimah@Intan binti Mohd Som
Name of Film: The Fabulos Destiny of Amelie Poulain
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Genre: Comedy Romantic

This story was released in 25 April 2001 in France. The original tittle is "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain”. This film was directed by Jean-pierre Jeunet and have been write by Guilaume Laurant. The introduce genre was comedy romantic but is not about that, this film full with drama, mystery, romantic and classical romance. 
This film is about a girl named Amelie whose childhood was suppressed by her Father's mistaken concerns of a heart defect. With these concerns Amelie gets hardly any real life contact with other people. This leads Amelie to resort to her own fantastical world and dreams of love and beauty.
She later on becomes a young woman and moves to the central part of Paris as a waitress. After finding a lost treasure belonging to the former occupant of her apartment, she decides to return it to him. After seeing his reaction and his new found perspective - she decides to devote her life to the people around her. Such as, her father who is obsessed with his garden-gnome, a failed writer, a hypochondriac, a man who stalks his ex girlfriends, the "ghost", a suppressed young soul, the love of her life and a man whose bones are as brittle as glass. Lastly, she finds out that she is disregarding her own life and damaging her quest for love.
Nice view of film and this film have wonderful background music and visual.  In the first view of this film I saw the film is unique because have different story line from other film. The story begins introducing Amelie starting from her mother and father get married. This film have wonderful story and advice to be spread to others. 
Amelie  have been decides to make different thing from other when she want to help people around her, making them happy by whatever means possible. Not by doing big things or giving money but by a little things that can make other smile. How many of us that thinking to help others by making a little things? 
This film is beginning to the real step to making others smile by doing something that none of us thinking it deeply. One of particular wonderful scene showing Amelie helping blind man across the street and rapidly describing what happening around them to give him picture of the world he doesn't get to see. Other than that, she helping his father believe that gnome from the garden on a trip around the world and the story begins more interesting when she helping Nino ( Mathieu Kassonitz) who has different hobby from the others which is to collect photos from automatic photo booths and put all from it in a book. From this the story become more mystery when Nino always found same photo but have been tattered. Amelie decides to help Nino meet the guy who a repair man at automatic photo. This become more interesting when Amelie falling in love with Nino. But the Amelie make a wrong step when she decides to make other happy until she forget to make their self happy. Conclusion, this story is not about mystery, happy, sweet and charming but also has some great moments of comedy as well. Story line that have been making in this film make this film more valuable and cool.
Audrey Tautou id great character to choose in this screen. She has one of those faces that seem to smile the entire life. She looks like pulled a joke and she is waitting for you to find out what it us. Audrey Tautou is perfect character as Amelie that really strange.
I don't think anybody doing the job better than she did. She giving life to the character.
Mathieu Kassovitz as Nino have wonderful talent to the actor.
almost all the actors did wonderful job to the character. they really be the character and live it.

Visual Elements:
The film look like Spanish painter did this artwork. The film established a dreamlike atmosphere by used more red and green and sometime blue spot to set the contrast. The director very success playing the visual look more perfect and classic.
This film also supported by music, the music that have been play in every moments support the story to become more dramatic. 
Camera movement with balances pictures contribute the message of each spot. 
The film success not because of the story but also because the character and visual elements that make it perfect. Its really good if Amelie have theater play in Malaysia. So, for those who are never seen this film, please do so and i really sure you will enjoy.
Rating for this film is 9 star out of 10. 

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