#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Spring, 1958. 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle lives with her grouchy widower father who runs the village store. Engaged to the son of the local mechanic, she seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. But that’s not the life Rose longs for. When she travels to Lisieux in Normandy, where charismatic insurance agency boss Louis Echard is advertising for a secretary, the ensuing interview is a disaster. But Rose reveals a special gift – she can type at extraordinary speed. Unwittingly, the young woman awakens the dormant sports fan in Louis. If she wants the job she’ll have to compete in a speed typing competition. Whatever sacrifices Rose must make to reach the top, Louis declares himself her trainer. He’ll turn her into the fastest girl not only in the country, but in the world! But a love of sport doesn’t always mix well with love itself …
Plot: Rose Pamphyle lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. When she travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard, he learns that Rose can type with extraordinary speed – using only two fingers. He tells her to compete in a speed-typing competition if she wants the job.
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Wonderfully silly and bright and well acted
A French comedy, set in the late 1950s, and centering around a typing championship? Yes, bizarre, and warm and funny. I liked it a lot.
The star here is the completely delightful Deborah Francois, who is cast and who acts a bit like an Audrey Hepburn type, which is a total compliment. Not that Francois needs that kind of comparison—she takes on the task of learning to type with enormous focus and humble prowess. With two fingers. And she almost wins a competition that way.
Enter the other star, a bigger name in France, Romain Duris. He’s a comic oddball, meant to be very handsome but not a hunk (sorry Romain). He depends on his wry, underplayed humor to win the hearts of the females in each movie—and in the audience. He takes on Francois with the idea of teaching her to use all her fingers and maybe, with some serious athletic training, compete for the big time. At typing.
It’s a farce, but overflowing with charm. The sets and colors are wonderful per- 60s “gay” and light. French style. There is an ongoing critique built in (in a watery way) about how women in that era have typing as their ultimate goal. And typing for men. The irony (and falseness) are apparent.
There is inevitably a troubled romance that gets stirred in the mix—and it’s a classic mismatch made in heaven.
In all, well done, funny, and smart. And styling right to the end with the big finale—well, I can’t say where or why. See it.
Sweet but not too sweet
The last time I went to the movies was for Avatar but walking through yet another snowstorm in Montréal I decided I was up for a light and colourful movie, and didn’t care much what the story was about. So Populaire was a pleasant surprise as the premise is fresh and interesting. It’s the story of a young and pretty typist so fast on her typewriter that her boss challenges her to win a few typing competitions. So it’s like every sports film with the bonus of a love story. The third act is a bit unnecessary and repetitive but the movie is quite adept at walking the fine line between stylish and kitsch. Plus, in it’s subtle way, Populaire shows us what it was probably like to be a working girl in the late fifties. The movie works best when focusing on the relationship between the two leads. They are quite charming ( if I were a girl I would sure paint my nails the way she does !). Better than the poor box-office in France led me to believe.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance, Sport
Director Régis Roinsard
Writer Régis Roinsard (scenario), Daniel Presley (scenario), Romain Compingt (scenario)
Actors Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson
Country France, Belgium
Awards 1 win & 9 nominations.
Production Company Wild Bunch, Belgacom, France 3 Cinéma, Panache Productions, Canal+, France Télévision, La Compagnie Cinématographique Européenne, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Région Wallone, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Les Productions du Trésor, France 2 Cinéma, Eurimages, Ciné+, Mars Film
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length 3,038 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema