By Kate Ward
Updated May 05, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Who needs that Da Vinci Code sequel, anyway? Following in the footsteps of Nicole Kidman — who starred in a dazzling, Baz Luhrmann-directed Chanel No. 5 commercial with Rodrigo Santoro five years ago — Audrey Tautou has lent her face to the fragrance’s newest ad, which hit the Internets today. Now, maybe I’m too much of a fan of Tautou’s perky Amélie to watch the actress look all contemplative and forlorn, but I was a bit disappointed with Chanel’s latest showing, directed by Amélie‘s Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Sure, the scenery is gorgeous, but watching Tautou silently writhe naked in a train bed loses its charm after 30 long seconds. Or maybe I’m being grumpy because I feel like I’ve seen this ad several years ago, for Britney Spears’ Curious. Or because it’s impossible to match the hotness that is Rodrigo Santoro. Sigh.

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