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Film, "Populaire": The French can Even Make Typing Sexy

"Populaire": The French can Even Make Typing Sexy

Populaire In late-'50s Normandy, a playboy insurance agent (Romain Duris) grooms his doe-eyed provincial secretary (Déborah François), otherwise a hopeless klutz, to become a world-champion speed-typist. Also, they fall in love. Obstacles include an old flame (The Artist's Bérénice Béjo,…
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Film, "The Big Picture": Thrilling Alienation and False Identification

"The Big Picture": Thrilling Alienation and False Identification

"You're as free as the wind," says Paul Exben (Romain Duris) to the son of a legal client to whom he has offered the choice of drug rehab or disinheritance from the family's fortune. Oh, irony. Paul is himself encumbered…
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Film, "Heartbreaker": Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis are at cross-purposes

"Heartbreaker": Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis are at cross-purposes

For the past half-decade, Romain Duris has been French cinema's go-to brooder, trapped between Bach toccatas and lowlife thuggery in The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005), curled up from near-crippling depression in Dans Paris (2006), confronting his own mortality…
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Film, Follow the Music

Follow the Music

Thomas Seyr, the central figure in director Jacques Audiard's kinetically charged new film The Beat That My Heart Skipped, is a young Frenchman torn between a life of crime and a career as a concert pianist. It's hardly your usual…
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