Amelie is a young woman with a passion for all life's small pleasures: immersing her hand in a sack of grain, cracking the crust of a crème brulee with the back of a spoon, skipping stones on the local canal. Until she discovers the greatest pleasure of all–bringing happiness to other people's lives. With her funny, kind-hearted, secret schemes she helps an old man who's forgotten what it is to be young; a lover whose jealousy means he cannot love; a greengrocer bullied by his boss; even her own father–who yearns to travel the world, but is too scared to take the plunge.
But when Amelie falls in love herself, she realizes that embracing happiness is not as easy as it seems. It's time for her own life to be rearranged, just as she has rearranged the lives of so many others.
Delicatessen director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has woven a new magic. Starring Audrey Tautou, acclaimed actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz, and Jeunet favorite Dominique Pinon, Amelie is a comic, beautiful and uplifting portrait of a city, and the many different lives it holds.