Irma Vep - by Olivier Assayas (1996)

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Irma Vep - by Olivier Assayas (1996)

Irma Vep - by Olivier Assayas (1996)
DVD9 (Custom) | French + Russian | 720x576 | Mpeg2, ~7500 kbps | AC3, ~192 Kbps | 7.08 GB
Subs: French + English | Comedy, Drama

A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
Rene Vidal, a director in decline, decides to remake Louis Feuillade's silent serial "Les Vampires." Believing no French actress can match Musidora as Irma Vep (an anagram for vampire), he casts Hong Kong action heroine Maggie Cheung, though she speaks no French. On the chaotic set, she's aided by Zoe, the wardrobe mistress with a crush on her; she defends Vidal to a Parisian journalist who trashes all French film and praises John Woo and Schwarzenegger; she befriends Vidal when he goes over the edge; and, in costume, she breaks into a hotel suite to steal jewels as her victim talks on the phone. We also watch the making, the rushes, and the remains of Vidal's unfinished film.

Un réalisateur, René Vidal, entreprend sur commande de tourner une nouvelle version du film Les Vampires réalisé en 1915 par Louis Feuillade. Il veut donner le rôle d'Irma Vep à Maggie Cheung, une actrice chinoise originaire de Hong Kong et qu'il a repéré dans des films de Kung Fu. Le tournage devient assez vite catastrophique. Vidal n'est pas content de ce qu'il fait et pète les plombs.

IMDB info
Stars: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard
Production land: France
Run time: ~95 min

Irma Vep - by Olivier Assayas (1996)

Irma Vep - by Olivier Assayas (1996)

Irma Vep - by Olivier Assayas (1996)

Irma Vep - by Olivier Assayas (1996)