Populaire (2012)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Sep 6, 2013 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

A small-town girl in search of a better life discovers an untapped skill for speed typing that might just take her farther than she ever expected in this romantic comedy set in the late 1950s. Rose Pamphyle (Déborah François) grew up the daughter of a cantankerous shopkeeper. Upon turning 21, Rose looks at the life laid out before her, and longs for something more. Throwing caution to the wind, she ventures to Lisieux in Normandy, and applies for a secretarial job at a high-profile advertising agency run by Louis Echard (Romain Duris). Fumbling her way through the interview, Rose fails to impress her potential new boss until she reveals herself to be an incredible typist. Impressed, Louis declares that the job is hers, but only if she can take the top prize at an upcoming speed-typing competition. Determined to succeed, Rose begins training with Louis as her coach. In no time she's typing faster than ever before, but once love enters the picture Rose realizes there is much more at stake than a simple job. Meanwhile, as the contest approaches, sheltered Rose finds that romance and competition don't always make the friendliest bedfellows.



competition, romance, secretary, small-town