“Amelie has no boyfriend. She’s tried once or twice, but the results were a let down. Instead, she cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain, cracking creme brulee with a teaspoon, and skipping stones at St. Martin’s canal.” —Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
Amélie Poulain: a French whimsical do-gooder whose benign interference helps out friends & neighbors, but must help herself when she falls for a stranger. (Amélie, 2001, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Portrayed by Audrey Tautou)
Amelie (2001). "On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a minute landed on Rue St Vincent, Montmartre. At the same moment, on a restaurant terrace nearby, the wind magically made two glasses dance unseen on a tablecloth..."