L’Auberge Espanol (The Spanish Apartment)


Seven sexy co-eds. One Spanish apartment. No rules. This is a sure-fire recipe for outrageous romantic hijinks, and it all comes to a head in the charming comedy L’Auberge Espagnole. Xavier (Romain Duris, The Big Picture), a strait-laced Parisian college student not sure what to do with his life, decides to spend a year in Barcelona studying economics–leaving behind his unhappy girlfriend Martine (Audrey Tautou, Amélie). But joining an international mix of students in a hectic, crowded apartment leads to lessons he never thought he’d learn. Arguing and partying with his British, German, Danish, and Italian roommates–not to mention getting lessons in love from a Belgian lesbian so that he can seduce a friend’s wife –Xavier is immersed in a hilarious hotbed of multi-cultural chaos, in the process learning much more about life than simple economics. (Dir. by Cédric Klapisch, 2002, France, in French & Spanish with subtitles, 115 mins., Rated R) Digital