Two young outcasts build a ramshackle home-on-wheels and embark on an epic road trip across France. Playful coming-of-age adventure by Oscar®-winning director Michel Gondry, starring Amélie's Audrey Tautou.
Audrey Justine Tautou was born in 1976 in Beaumont, France, to Evelyne Marie Laure (Nuret), a teacher, and Bernard Tautou, a dental surgeon.
Tautou showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at 'Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the Best Young Actress Award in the ninth 'Jeune Comedien de Cinema Festival' in Bezier. Then, she came to the attention of Tonie Marshall who gave her a role in her film Venus Beauty (1999) for which she won a Best New Actress César. It came as a surprise to even Tautou: "I was so certain I could not be chosen that I told her that she probably dialled a wrong number." The director chose her for her natural composure: "She came, she gaffed, she turned reddish, her ears were in a funny position and her hair was relaxed. In five minutes, she gave me the heart of the character, a petite young girl who would like to be a lady and will become a woman."
Her other notable film credits include A Very Long Engagement (2004), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Priceless (2006), Coco Before Chanel (2009), Chinese Puzzle (2013), Mood Indigo (2013) by director Michel Gondry, and animated fantasy film Phantom Boy (2015).
In 2000, Tautou was again nominated for a Cesar and her movie Amélie (2001) has been a phenomenal success worldwide.