© Samuel Goldwyn Films 2003
When we first meet rising young artist Angelique (Tautou), she is in the glorious throes of true love, and the whole world has seemingly fallen under her spell. Her handsome lover Loic (Samuel Le Bihan) is madly in love with her, her paintings are winning wide acclaim, and a glorious future seems all but assured.
But Angelique�s blissful world may not be as enchanting as it first seems, and in a quick startling moment, her life � and our understanding of it � seems to unravel in front of our eyes. A single surprise rose sent from Angelique to Loic -- a symbol of desire -- or delusion? During a romantic late-night drive, do they share a moment of unbridled passion -- or desperate paranoia?
When Tautou first flashes her charming, captivating smile, you may be seduced into thinking that Amelie herself has returned to the screen. But as the film unfolds, you discover an actress unafraid to take chances and play against her honey-sweet public image. In this two-sided story of love and obsession, Tautou channels the darker screen personas of Glenn Close and Simone Signoret through her brave portrayal of a woman crazy� in love.