A Delightful French Rom-Com Treat, “ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS,” Releases on Digital & DVD on March 27



”A mug of warm cocoa with marshmallow topping that produces a comfy feel-good glow.”  – The New York Times

“Delightful… Amélie meets Chocolat.” – Film Journal International

March 8, 2011 – New York, New YorkROMANTICS ANONYMOUS tells the story of Angélique Delange (Isabelle Carré, Private Fears in Public Places), a gifted chocolate-maker with a lifelong case of uncontrollable shyness that prevents her from properly sharing her confectionary talents. Jean-René Van Den Hugde (Benoît Poelvoorde, Coco Before Chanel) suffers from a similar case of terminal abashment and runs the Chocolate Mill, a fledgling chocolate company in desperate need of a new direction. When Jean-René hires Angélique as the new sales associate, the two must overcome their shyness and with the chocolate business hanging in the balance, they are forced to fess up to their hidden sweet affections for each other. ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS releases on standard digital platforms and DVD on March 27, following a theatrical and on-demand release in October 2011.

Award-winning director Jean-Pierre Améris (Les aveux de l’innocent) presents this refreshing romantic French comedy that will satisfy the viewer’s appetite for “sweet” romance. With a refreshing and witty script in the same vein as films such as Amélie and Chocolat, the film captures Carré and Poelvoorde’s on-screen chemistry as they showcase brilliant comedic performances with the support of a stellar cast.

ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and received rave reviews from publications including The New York Times, Variety and Screen International. The film is produced by Nathalie Gastaldo and Philippe Godeau and edited by Philippe Bourgueil. Screen writers are Jean-Pierre Améris and Philippe Blasband.

Pricing:                                $26.95 US
Runtime:                             79 min + extras
Rating:                                 NR
Catalog #:                           NNVG262380
Language:                           French with English subtitles
Color:                                   Color
Audio Format:                  Dolby Digital 5.1 Stereo
Genre:                                  Comedy
Bonus:                                  An Interview with Director Jean-Pierre Améris, Presented by American Express

About Tribeca Film
Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and marketing independent films across multiple platforms, including video-on-demand, theatrical and home video.  It is an initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise see. American Express continues its support of Tribeca and the independent film community by serving as the Founding Partner of Tribeca Film.

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A Delightful French Rom-Com Treat, “ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS,” Releases on Digital & DVD on March 27
A Delightful French Rom-Com Treat, “ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS,” Releases on Digital & DVD on March 27
A Delightful French Rom-Com Treat, “ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS,” Releases on Digital & DVD on March 27

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