“Markus? Mais, pourquoi?”
Most women have been crazy for a guy about whom their friends just shrug and say . . . “Him?” But love is blind, fortunately for Markus (Francois Damiens), who aims to win the heart of his co-worker Nathalie (Audrey Tautou) in what looks like a feel-good film about the ups and downs of love.
After losing her gorgeous husband to tragedy, Nathalie seems to have closed herself off emotionally, diving into her work. She spends several years overcoming her grief and then meets . . . Markus? A guy with a bald spot, a big head, and some . . . interesting teeth. When Nathalie pays a bit of attention to her adoring co-worker, he goes all-out to court her. In one scene we see him running down the street carrying what has to be the largest bouquet of flowers with which man has ever courted woman. And truly, is there any bouquet too large for the raven-haired bundle of sunshine that is Audrey Tautou?
Brothers David and Stephane Foenkinos directed the film, which is based on David’s novel, La delicatesse. Released in France and Belgium late last year, Delicacy will grace U.S. theaters on March 16th and UK theaters on April 13th.