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Régis Roinsard


Status: Completed

Director(s): Régis Roinsard

Main cast: Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice BEJO

Short synopsis : 1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.

Long synopsis : Spring, 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 young 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 of sport doesn't always mix well with love itself..


  • Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice BEJO, Shaun Benson, Mélanie Bernier, Nicolas Bedos


  • Producer(s): Alain Attal
  • Director(s): Régis Roinsard
  • Screenplay: Régis Roinsard, Daniel Presley, Romain Compingt
  • DP: Guillaume Schiffman
  • Editing: Laure Gardette, Sophie Reine
  • Original Music: Robin Coudert, Emmanuel D'Orlando
  • Set Design: Sylvie Olivé
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Romance

  • Production date: 2011
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 111 min
  • Rome International Film Festival 2012 - Out of Competition
  • César Awards 2013 - Nominated
    Award(s) : Best Original Music, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best First Film
  • New York Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2012
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013
  • Beijing International Film Festival 2013
  • San Francisco International Film Festival 2013
    Award(s) : Best Narrative Feature
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2013