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Irma Vep (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 April 1997 (USA)
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A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maggie
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René Vidal
Nathalie Richard ...
Zoé
Antoine Basler ...
Journalist
Nathalie Boutefeu ...
Laure
Alex Descas ...
Desormeaux
Dominique Faysse ...
Maïté
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L'américaine
Bernard Nissile ...
Markus
Olivier Torres ...
Ferdinand / Moreno
Bulle Ogier ...
Mireille
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José Mirano
Jacques Fieschi ...
Roland
Estelle Larrivaz ...
La standardiste
Balthazar Clémenti ...
Robert, assistant
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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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$191,164 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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The title is the anagram of "vampire". See more »

Goofs

After René says, "respect the silence" to Maggie, he speaks to a woman and takes a drink from a big plastic Coke bottle. He screws the cap on, then hands her the bottle. She turns around, and the cap is missing. See more »

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Spun-off from Les vampires (1915) See more »

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La era está pariendo un corazón
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Written by Silvio Rodríguez
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4 October 2000 | by (Paris) – See all my reviews

This is a fast movie! Shot in 3 weeks with a budget not fit for an ad, Irma Vep has its roots in a silent masterpiece and explodes right in the 21st century. The plot is only a pretext to explore what cinema has become today. It is an excellent ride in the History of this art-form. I loved it. It is subtle and fast.


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