L'Auberge Espagnole

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: March 21, 2003 - Quebec release: March 21, 2003

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Cast: Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Cécile de France, Kelly Reilly, Xavier de Guillebon, Audrey Tautou, Kevin Bishop

Synopsis

Xavier, a 25-year-old Parisian student, is offered a job with the Ministry of Finance by a friend of his father. But the position requires a working knowledge of Spanish, so the young man agrees to live in Barcelona for one year.

When he arrives, he first gets lodging with a French neurologist, Jean-Michel, and his wife, the reserved Anne-Sophie. Then Xavier moves to an apartment with five other students: Wendy, who is British; Italian Alessandro, Barnabi from Germany, Lars from Denmark and his Spanish girlfriend Soledad. A little later Isabelle, a lesbian, becomes the seventh tenant.

Thanks to her advice, Xavier manages to seduce Anne-Sophie just before his girlfriend from Paris, Martine, decides to break up with him.

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Bruno Levy
Screenplay: Cédric Klapisch
Official Site: www.marsfilms.com/auberge/

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