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FFF: ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS /LES EMOTIFS ANONYMES (12A)
November 10, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cast Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Lorella Cravotta, Lise Mamétrie, Swan Arlaud, Pierre Niney, Stephan Wojtowicz
2010 I 80mins I Int. sales STUDIOCANAL
This modest, but absolutely delicious, confection is packedwith bittersweet humour and genuine charm. A sprightly tale of two exceptionally shy individualswith a shared professional interest in chocolate – and neither of themrealises the other also suffers fromthe constant tension of heightened emotional sensitivity. For both central characters – chocolate-maker Angelique (the sublime Isabelle Carré) and chocolate company owner Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde) – the obstacles of everyday life consists of repeatedly overcoming a permanent case of stage fright. Jean-René seems to be paralysed by the ringing of his own phone,while Angelique panics or faints when her qualities are recognised. The pair could certainly be soul-mates, butwhen they’re together neither has a clue howto communicatewithout being at cross purposes.When they attend a chocolate trade showtogether and aremistakenly booked into the same hotel room, the duowould rather take a longwalk in a downpour than navigate the emotionalminefield of the situation. Carré and Poelvoorde inhabit their offbeat romancewith subtle comic skill. Co-screenwriters Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband have prepared a deliciouslywitty script filledwith rich characters that are packedwith honesty and humour.
PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT UK RELEASE DATE: 2 DECEMBER 2011