Year: 2002
USA: Fox Searchlight
UK: Cinefrance
Cast: Romain Duris, Cecile De France, Judith Godreche, Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly, Xavier De Guillebon, Kevin Bishop, Federico D'Anna, Christian Pagh, Cristina Brondo, Barnaby Metschurat, Olivier Raynal, Iddo Goldberg, Paulina Galvez, Jacno, Sylvie Lachat, Lise Lametrie, Jacques Royer, Zinedine Soualem, Wladimir Yordanoff
Director: Cedric Klapisch
Countries: France / Spain
Languages: French / Spanish (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 122 mins
USA Rated: R for language and sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 16 May 2003 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 9 May 2003


A fresh comedy, L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE is the story of a young man who, through cosmopolitan adventures and comic tribulations, finds his own unexpected place in a mixed-up, multi-cultural modern world.

Set against the dynamism of one of Europe's hippest cities, Barcelona, L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE follows the fate of 25 year-old economics student Xavier (Romain Duris) who journeys there as part of the popular inter-European exchange program "Erasmus," named after the travelling Dutch scholar of the Renaissance.

Bursting with energy, optimism and cinematic invention, the film was a runaway box-office hit in France and an award winner at festivals across the globe, ultimately garnering France's Oscar equivalent, the Cesar, in the category of Best Female Newcomer for Cecile De France and receiving five Cesar nominations including Best Film, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Editing and Best Supporting Actress for Judith Godreche.