From the producers of “The artist” and “The concert”, and starring Bérénice Bejo (“The artist”) and Romain Duris, (“The heartbreaker”),  Régis Roinsard’s film “Populaire” is one of the latest box-office hit in France with more than 1 million tickets sold. 
The story happens during spring in 1958. 21-year-old Rose Pamphyle lives with her grouchy widower father who runs the village store. Engaged to the son of the local mechanic, she seems destined for the quiet, drudgery-filled life of a housewife. But that’s not the life Rose longs for. When she travels to Lisieux in Normandy, where charismatic insurance agency boss Louis Echard is advertising for a secretary, the ensuing interview is a disaster. But Rose reveals a special gift  – she can type at extraordinary speed.
Unwittingly, the yound woman awakens the dormant sports fan in Louis. If she wants the job, she’ll have to compete in a speed typing competition. Whatever sacrifices Rose must make to reach the top, Louis declares himself her trainer. He’ll turn her into the fastest girl not only in the country, but in the world!
But a love for sport doesn’t always mix well with love itself…
Dates: as from 16th May 2013
Venue: Cathay cinemas
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