Delicacy 2012

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Nathalie is living her dream life until her husband dies in an accident. To cope with her loss, she focuses on work and leaves little room for another romance. She is brought out of mourning three years later when she suddenly kisses her funny and dorky co-worker Markus. Nathalie discovers that even though she lost "the one", if she keeps her heart open there may just be room for one more.

Starring:
Audrey Tautou, Bruno Todeschini
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Delicacy

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Product Details

Genres Romance, International, Comedy
Director David Foenkinos, Stephane Foenkinos
Starring Audrey Tautou, Bruno Todeschini
Supporting actors Josephine Demeaux, Francois Damiens, MéLanie Bernier, Pio Marmai
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Aug 2012
Format: Blu-ray
"Delicacy" isn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination - but nowadays is that rarest of digital beasts - a 'kind' film - a gently unfolding love story about two polar opposites who need to give each other a chance...

But therein lies some of this French movie's problems with critics and audiences alike (never mind the English subtitles). We're essentially being asked to believe what some would say is absurd - after the loss of her ludicrously handsome and beloved husband Francois (Pio Marmai) - the swanlike beauty Nathalie Kerr (Audrey Tautou) then falls in love with the office klutz - the balding cardigan-wearing Swedish clerk Markus Lundl (Francois Damiens). And of course in the real world - no such thing would happen. But I'd argue that David and Stephane Foenkinos' movie is better than that...

"La Delicatesse" (the original French title) isn't a rom-com or even a comedy as the trailer clumsily tries to portray - it's rather more serious than that. It's a journey from heartbreak back to hope - and it's done with class and a deliberately languid pace. It comes with the usual office dynamics - the already-married boss Charles (Bruno Todeschini) consumed with the widowed prize he can't have - the gossiping secretary Chloe (a shockingly gorgeous Melanie Bernier) and outside of work - friends and their nosey partners who don't rate the social status of Nathalie's new male acquisition (and he's not even that pretty either).

Speaking of physical beauty and its grip on our world in 2011 - the script has a go at these social hypocrisies and often succeeds. But I was more impressed with other sublime and touching moments...
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By the lambanana TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 May 2012
Format: DVD
CHARMING
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"A new romantic comedy about Love, Fate and other Delicacies. "
The author of the book Delicacy also wrote and directed this charming film.

AUDREY
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Audrey Tautou is one of the most impressive comic actresses that graces our screens. I had come across her co-star in the very funny heartbreaker film Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur) [DVD] (2010) and thought he was equally impressive.
Here, Audrey plays a widow who concentrates on work to distract her from her grief. Three years on, Damiens bounces into her life.

DAMIENS
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They both know when to overplay and underplay their respective roles and their comic timing is perfect.
Audrey is dynamic and full of energy whilst comedian, Francois Damiens plays her sleepy counterpart.
The film is slow to begin with, and picks up it's pace when Damiens bumbles onto the screen.
Although initially you wouldn't put Ms Tautou and Mr Damiens together, the chemistry works.
Funny, charming, thoughtful and not a straightforward 'chick-flick'

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JACQUE on 17 Aug 2012
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Audrey as delightful as ever. A bitter / sweet romance, subtle, amusing, honesty triumphs over pushy. A thoroughly delightful story suitable for a wide audience.. thoroughly reccommendad
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pandorapus on 11 Mar 2014
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I expected that this would be a sweet little film but I ended up loving it for the photography, acting, sensitivity of the story....if you like gentle feel good films but in a French fashion not American , chances are you will enjoy this as much as I did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By soha saba on 21 April 2014
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I loved this film, it made me cry & laugh. I felt her all trought the story as if it was my life
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Very good.
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By Pati on 9 July 2014
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A delight. Tender and sensitive.
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By C. A. Gardner on 30 May 2014
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Very French, very quirky, unexpected. It's an honest look at grief and survival. Lots of great outfits and shoes as well!
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