Plot twist: Amelie was a KGB spy

Almost 22 years ago, the lovely Amélie Poulain entered our lives. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s famous film Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain (Amelie) received widespread critical acclaim and became one of the biggest international successes for a French film.

It cannot be denied that the years have not been very kind to this Parisian craze. Although it was the highest-grossing film in France in 2001, there have been few film comebacks in the last two decades. Some consider Amélie to be a matter of style rather than substance, while others believe that it is what a “French film” is and that its lasting legacy is the Disneyfication of Montmartre.

However, even those immune to cynical and dreamy imagery could not see this plot twist coming.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet reveals the true story of Amélie in a 6-minute short film titled “La veritable histoire d’Amélie Poulain” (“Amélie: The True Story”). In which she drops a big bang: Amelie isn’t the warm-hearted waitress we thought we knew,

In reality, he is a spy recruited by the KGB. You do not believe it?

Yes, it is already a reality. Consisting of iconic scenes from the film meant to reveal Amélie’s espionage techniques and devious master spy plans (and how to make cyanide crème brûlée), the short demonstrates the importance of editing in the filmmaking process. and how images can be re-applied to create new scenarios. It’s a cheeky treat for fans that proves once again that movies are made in the cutting room.

Not turning her whimsical daydreams into intricate detective stories, Zeenat has been low-key on the big screen., After Amelie, in 2004 he released A Very Long Engagement and in 2009, MikeMax, a satire on the global arms trade. Both performed well, but they pale in comparison to Amélie’s national and international success.

His 2013 adaptation of Reef Larsson’s “The Selected Works of TS Spiewat” was well received but failed to attract an audience, and the filmmaker found it difficult to find investment for his future projects.

After an absence of nearly a decade, last year he released BigBug, a “straight to Netflix” sci-fi comedy that failed to recreate the impact and critical consensus of his acclaimed debuts Delicatessen, City of Lost Children and Amelie. doing.

If nothing else, this new short film reminds us just how special Amélie still is, and if you decide to celebrate the film’s anniversary next month, you definitely won’t be missing Audrey Tautou’s big brown eyes the same way. Will be able to see

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