La délicatesse France 2011 – 108min.

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La délicatesse

Movie Rating: Agathe Tissier

A young widow finds love at work, hidden in a small office at the end of the hall.

When Nathalie (Audrey Tautou), a young woman whom life smiles at, loses her husband to violence, she hides in her work and closes off her heart, despite the interest shown by her boss. When she begins to fall for one of her colleagues, a bumbling and frighteningly plain Swede, even she can't explain why to her flabbergasted friends...

Accompanied by his brother Stéphane Foenkinos, David Foenkinos adapts his novel of the same name for the big screen. Although the book is captivating, transferring the story to film doesn't work. The confusion of genres is inevitable: one laughs where one should be moved, and while there are plenty of sighs too, it's not so much because of the romance than out of boredom. And *François Damiens" as a Swede with a Belgian accent doesn't help matters. Less than one star: half a broken-off point of a star at most...

15.06.2012

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