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A doctor and his wife go to Paris for a medical conference. While showering, his wife disappears. His lack of language, and the odd way she disappeared makes it nearly impossible for him to find any official help in his search as he enters the punk/drug culture to find out what has happened to her. Written by
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Interviewed on 2nd August 2015 in Paris before an outdoor screening of Frantic (1988), actress Emmanuelle Seigner said she didn't know who star Harrison Ford was when the film was shot. Seigner said that she was only nineteen years of age and from a theater family. Further asked about Ford, she described him as being nice to everyone but revealed he had a second set of pedals installed in her car for use in the making of the movie because Ford was concerned about the young Seigner's driving ability. See more »
The level of beer in Walkers bottle in the scene in the bar with the drug dealer changes from nearly full to half between shots. See more »
The title does not 100 percent reflect the atmosphere of the film. Yes, as Ford's character rummages through a strange city looking for his kidnapped wife he does become "frantic", it is in a very quiet fashion. No screaming or fits of hysterics, but you can sense it in Ford's acting. Speaking of acting, this film is almost all Ford and Emmanuelle Seigner, very few of the supporting characters make much of a mark here. For me, the most intriguing part is the almost total lack of chemistry between those two characters. Though they are in most of the second half of the film together, neither one cares a rip about the other's wish (him=to get his wife back, her=to get her money). But if you think about it, how much would a young, drug-pushing European girl and a middle-aged, successful American doctor have in common anyway? Theirs is an inspired pairing, and a very good movie is the result. Watch this one.
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