Film Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain

SG Film: Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain

Date: Time: 19:30 Location: Auditorium (Aula), Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University

Every first Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen of the auditorium. In April we are taking you to Paris with a heartwarming comedy. The film follows Amélie, a young waitress caught in her imaginative world, who decides to help people find happiness.


Genre: Comedy, Romance
Film Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus R
Language: French – Subtitles: English
Time: 19:30-21:35 hrs. Free entrance (no registration required). Entrance Cobbenhagen building: see below.

“One person can change your life forever.”

Amélie, played by Audrey Tautou, is a shy waitress in a Montmartre café. After returning a long-lost childhood treasure to a former occupant of her apartment, and seeing the effect it has on him, she decides to set out on a mission to make others happy and in the meantime pursues a quirky guy who collects discarded photo booth pictures.

The movie looks colorful and bright almost constantly. It is a modern-day fairy tale. Audrey Tautou delivers a brilliant performance. Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain is charming, funny, romantic bright and full of life. This is the perfect lighthearted movie that makes you change your perspective on life and find charm in little things.


The soundtrack by Yann Tiersen is a mixture of both new and previously released material. Besides the accordion and piano, the music features parts played with harpsichord, banjo, bass guitar, vibraphone, and even a bicycle wheel at the end of "La Dispute" (which plays over the opening titles in the motion picture).

The soundtrack album charted in many countries. Tiersen won the César Award for Best Music Written for a Film, and the World Soundtrack Academy award. 


The film received widespread critical acclaim, with major praise for Tautou's performance, the cinematography, production design, and writing. Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay.

The film was a major commercial success, grossing $174.2 million worldwide against a budget of $10 million, and is one of the biggest international successes for a French film.

“The whimsical romantic comedy directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet burst through the language barrier to become an international success.”

“The perfect blending of pure art with pure heart.”
–Herald Sun

Movies on the big screen on campus

Every first Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen on campus:

More information

SG Film Nights are organized by Studium Generale. 

Contact: Annelieke Koster (Studium Generale).


Entrance Cobbenhagen building

The Cobbenhagen building can be entered

  • via the Koopmans building, and subsequently the glass corridor to the Cobbenhagen building, till 21:00 hrs.
    The Koopmans building is closed after 21:00 hrs.
  • via the main entrance of the Cobbenhagen building at the side of the Hogeschoollaan (near the pond). 
  • for disabled and wheelchair users, access is possible via the Koopmans building, or via an alternative entrance from the Warande parking lot and a side entrance to the glass corridor.

For more information, see also Campus map and buildings, and for assistance, please call +31 (0)13 - 466 3000 (Security).

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