Set in 1958, Populaire focuses on Rose Pamphyle, who lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. Rose travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard. Louis learns that Rose can type with extraordinary speed -- using only two fingers -- and he tells her to compete in a speed-typing competition if she wants the job.
Rated R for a scene of sexuality
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Secretary, Take a Letter, and Be Sure to Type It Fast
The French film “Populaire,” set in the late 1950s, recalls the romantic comedies of Doris Day and Rock Hudson.