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POPULAIRE <span>(2012)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 111

Release dates 31/05/2013

BBFCInsight Contains a moderate sex scene

Genre(s) Romance, Drama, Comedy

Director(s) Régis Roinsard

Cast includes Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson, Miou Miou

Summary Set in 1950s France, POPULAIRE is the extraordinary tale of Rose, a shopkeeper's daughter who dreams of escaping the trappings of her small village and a lifetime of drudgery as a housewife. Determined to make something of herself Rose (Francois) travels to Normandy to try out for a job as a secretary. Interviewing the scores of female candidates is the charming Louis Echard (Duris), a confirmed bachelor and one-time unsuccessful sportsman. Lacking the necessary style and grace to perform the role Rose's interview is a disaster but at the last minute she reveals a special gift - she is a speed demon on the typewriter! Seeing an opportunity to re-live his glory days as a competitor, Louis employs Rose and begins an intensive training regime to get her ready to compete in the country's cut-throat typing contests. Displaying an eye-popping visual style and dazzling costumes, POPULAIRE is a chic and sumptuous romance, sparkling with vintage Hollywood charm.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/05/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

POPULAIRE is a subtitled French language romantic comedy set in the late 1950s in which a young woman, who is a self-taught typist, dreams of becoming a secretary. The film is rated 12 for a moderate sex scene.

In one scene a couple kiss and the man positions himself between the woman's legs as she lies back on a bed. There is brief nudity, but no sight of thrusting. The film also contains some mild verbal sex references, mainly to 'going to bed'.

There is a comic scene of mild violence in which a man punches another man, and a scene in which a man rapidly stabs a knife between his spread fingers in order to entertain two children. It is implied that he had injured himself when we see his hand is bandaged, but nothing is seen on screen.

There is some subtitled mild bad language, including uses of 'dammit', 'God', 'hell', 'jerk' and 'shit'.

The film contains scenes of smoking throughout, reflecting the period in which it is set.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.



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