L'Auberge Espagnole (2003)
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as Jean Michel
as Jean Charles Perrin
as Xavier's Mother
as Flamenco Teacher
as Xavier's Father
as University Secretary
as Nurse Miralpeix
as Catalan Teacher
as Catalan Student 1
as Catalan Student 2
as Catalan Student 3
as Lars's Son
as Hotel Neighbor
as Xavier's Child
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Critic Reviews for L'Auberge Espagnole
Yet another example of writer/director Klapisch's way of finding fresh new insights within the most mundane of circumstances.
A film whose limitations are the same as its appeal: It's a bauble.
It features four of the most erotically and emotionally delectable female performances I have seen in one film this year.
Much of the charm of this film is in its understanding of the great fluidity of romantic relationships -- especially before people decide to settle down.
As he did in When the Cat's Away, Klapisch demonstrates an understanding for the way young people caught between the demands of adulthood and their lingering adolescence behave.
Audience Reviews for L'Auberge Espagnole
It's unfortunate that this film's marketing outside of Europe relied so much on Audrey Tautou, post-Amélie--be advised, she's barely in the movie. What you will find here, however, is light Linklater-ish fare: a deceptively simple story about a summer abroad and all the discovery and temptations and challenges that come with it. It works largely in types, but the characters are memorable and the style (both narrative and visual) aren't the same old cookie-cutter stuff. Quite enjoyable, in all.
A lovely, funny and touching film about friendship and love that will please even more those who know what it is like to live abroad, and it portrays with a charming sincerity the insecurities and fears of youth through a group of characters that we easily relate to and care about.
French student's coming-of-age story. Reminded me of a European version of Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood", but I found the events in this one a little more prosaic / less magical.
L'Auberge Espagnole Quotes
|Xavier:||When you first arrive in a new city, nothing makes sense. Everythings unknown, virgin... After you've lived here, walked these streets, you'll know them inside out. You'll know these people. Once you've lived here, crossed this street 10, 20, 1000 times... it'll belong to you because you've lived there. That was about to happen to me, but I didn't know it yet.|