I recently saw "Odette Toulemonde." I had heard that it was like Amelie, but I think they are not similar at all, except for the innocent and goofy goodness of the protagonists. Odette is Belgian and tells his friend that wants to go to the beach. He tells her he will take her to Spain.. Odette, happy in her world, says it wans´t necessary and Belgium was good enough. The beach is grey, sad and not inviting to swim at all. I went to see the North Sea and beach for a summer. Yes, to view the photos, some will say it was taken in the middle of November when it was dull and gray, but there is a Saturday in August.