She Only Dated Men with Money...Until She Met a Man with Heart.
|On the french riviera, nothing comes cheap and when it comes to men, irene has very rich taste. One night, she is duped at her own game. Her knight in shining armor turns out to have no shine at all. Irene, however, is the woman of jean's dreams. The only way to win her back is to turn the tables on her.|
"Calls to mind Lubitsch's "Trouble in Paradise" and beguiles all the way from the parade of umbrellas decorating the opening titles to the closing credits. Joanne Kaufman, Wall Street Journal
"The lovely Audrey Tautou and sad-eyed Gad Elmaleh are perfectly cast as a gold digger and the poor sap who loves her... Ken Fox, TV Guide
"...a fun and attractive ride. Marc Mohan, Portland Oregonian
"...a supremely satisfying confection -- a French romantic comedy of the sort that ends with you standing outside the theatre with a dopey grin on your face. Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Tautou's kind of talent: priceless. Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun
"Unlike Salvadori's previous comedy, 2003's "Apres Vous," "Priceless" is less preposterous, and more grounded in character. Noel Murray, The Onion A.V. Club
Editor's NoteDirected by Pierre Salvadori, this delightful French comedy features AMELIE star Audrey Tautou and the charming Gad Elmaleh (THE VALET). Jean (Elmaleh) is a hardworking employee at one of southern France's elite resort hotels. He is known for his excellent work ethic, but that changes after a chance encounter with sexy hotel guest Irene (Tautou). Bored with her wealthy and much older boyfriend/benefactor, Irene is looking for some excitement. She finds it with Jean, whom she believes to be another guest at the hotel. When she discovers that he is merely an employee there, she is furious, and wants nothing more to do with him. Jean tries to rekindle their affair, but Irene lets him know that she is only interested in men with money--lots and lots of money. Jean is broke and brokenhearted, until he crosses paths with another hotel guest--this one an older woman of considerable means. He soon finds himself living the high life alongside Irene and her own rich patron. But Jean is far more interested in romance than in riches, and the glitzy fun and games quickly come to a head.The film makes the most of its dazzling location, luxuriating in the wealth and beauty of the French Riviera. The story obviously owes a firm tip of the hat to BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY's, and indeed Tautou's effortless grace and style do bring to mind Ms. Hepburn. In the hands of less skilled actors, the plot could have felt a bit flimsy, but Tautou and Elmaleh are so engaging, one can't help but root for them and their romantic hijinks.
Cast & Crew
|Philippe Martin - Producer|
|Benoit Graffin - Screenwriter|
|Gilles Henry - Director of Photography|
|Camille Bazbaz - Composer|
|Pierre Salvadori - Screenwriter|
|Pierre Salvadori - Director|