Pot Luck (L’auberge espagnole) in September
Cinefile have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Pot Luck (L’auberge espagnole) for 20th September 2004 priced at £19.99. Seven students of different nationalities are brought together under one roof in a flat in Barcelona by Cédric Klapisch who made When the Cat’s Away and Un air de Famille. Starring Romain Duris (Arsène Lupin, Le Divorce, Gadjo Dilo) as French post-grad Xavier, Kelly Reilly (Peaches, Prime Suspect, Last Orders) as British student Wendy, Kevin Bishop (Muppet Treasure Island) as her brother and Audrey Tautou (Amélie) as Xavier’s girlfriend left behind in Paris, Pot Luck is the first DVD release from World Cinema specialists Cinefile. This riotous comedy hit, about a bunch of students on the loose in one of Europe’s most exotic cities, learning lessons about life, love and finding a future is released to own on DVD on September 20th 2004.
On his arrival at Barcelona airport, and feeling down after leaving his girlfriend in Paris, Xavier encounters a pair of newlyweds who offer him a couch while he looks for somewhere to live. He ends up in a flat which is a melting pot! Wendy the Brit, German Helmut, Italian Alessandro, Soledad the Spanish student, Lars from Denmark and Belgian Isabelle, a girl who likes girls, are Xavier’s new flatmates which is only the start of the fun as national differences, linguistic mis-understandings and all out chaos spark a frenetic roller-coaster of romance, frolics and laughter!
Pot Luck has enjoyed considerable box office success in France and elsewhere as L’auberge espagnole and attracted up a host of César nominations (the French Oscars). Cécile De France (Around the World in 80 Days) picked up the César for most promising new actress for her role as Isabelle.
The sequel to Pot Luck, entitled Poupées Russes (Russian Dolls), also by Klapisch and featuring many of the same cast promises to be an even bigger hit and has been made on location in Paris, London and St Petersburg
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