L'Auberge Espagnole is a 2002 French and Spanish film written and directed by Cedric Klapisch and starring Romain Duris, Judith Godreche, Kelly Reilly, Cecile De France, and Audrey Tautou. The film tells the story of Xavier (Duris), a 24-year-old Frenchman who leaves behind his girlfriend Martine (Tautout) and moves to Barcelona. When he arrives in Barcelona he finds an apartment to move into that is currently occupied by 20-somethings from all over Europe, including England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany and Denmark. When Martine comes to visit, they encounter problems unlike they've ever seen before, and she leaves feeling depressed about their relationship. After she leaves, Xavier sleeps with the wife of a neurologist that has been showing him around the city. Martine breaks up with him over the phone and Xavier struggles with depression. The story is based on Erasmus' essay The Praise of Folly, which encourages folly over conventional wisdom.