girl friday: toutes les filles veulent êtres secrétaire


A French romantic comedy set in the high-stakes world of typewriting competitions? Mais oui! C'est Populaire!

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 ... IMDB


Ridiculous concept? oui.
Sexist? oui.
Amazing locations, costumes and period detail? oui.
Do I want to test my rusty grade school French immersion skills? oui.
Do I want to see it? mais, oui!