Movies: Not Amelie

A conventional love story turns out to be shocking

Angelique, a pretty painting student (Audrey Tautou), is deliriously in love with Loic, a handsome, if married, cardiologist (Samuel Le Bihan). Flowers are presented, endearments murmured, trysts arranged. It does not matter to Angelique when romantic joy turns to anguish. She will stand by her man. It does matter that the tense, well-wrought story we have been watching is a total fantasy. It exists only in the love-addled imagination of its heroine.

Mid-film, director (and co-writer) Laetitia Colombani's He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not...gets real. It retells the story objectively, with Angelique as a stalker, harassing a man she...

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