Question about characters' reactions
Why was everyone's reaction to Markus so strong? Especially Tautou's friend who had been so supportive for her in every other way. Suddenly she is completely pigheaded. Is it a French classism thing? I mean Markus isn't a gorgeous guy but he's decent looking and has a nice smile. Surely beautiful women in France pair off with ugly men (not that he's ugly) occasionally like everywhere else in the world.
The boss's reaction is much more understandable because he is such a pig to begin with.