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CQ (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  31 May 2002 (USA)
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A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.



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Paris, 1969. The filming of a sci-fi movie set in the distant year 2000 is in trouble. The director's obsession with the actress who plays the sexy secret agent Dragonfly has clouded his judgment and the film has no ending. A young American, in Paris to document his life on film with total honesty, is brought in to finish the movie with a bang. This proves to be difficult when the line between his fantasy life and reality becomes blurred, and he finds himself seduced by the charms of Dragonfly. Written by Kimberly

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What is Real? What is Art? What is...the End? See more »


Drama | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity and language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Агент 'Стрекоза'  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$54,942 (USA) (24 May 2002)


$411,034 (USA) (6 September 2002)

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The trailer for the film is stylistically identical for the trailer that Paul designs for the film within the film, which, in turn, is stylistically identical to the trailer for the Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). See more »


When Dragonfly swerves her car in reverse in the tunnel, there are skid marks already on the ground along the path her tires take. See more »


Andrezej: Remember, Paul... always stand next to the camera. Your actor will feel you there and will be playing just for you.
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References Contempt (1963) See more »


Take me higher
Written by Patrick Woodcock and Pierre Begon-Lours and 'Alison David' and Stéphane Luginbühl
Performed by Mellow featuring Alison David
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good student film
7 July 2004 | by (Mill Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

Folks, I really, really wanted to like this film. Alas, I found myself looking at the DVD's timer, wondering when the thing would end. So many elements are likable: groovy sixties design, groovy music, groovy chicks, groovy references to (truly) groovy sixties flicks with chicks. But it doesn't hold together. It doesn't flow. It doesn't involve you.

The self-referential dialog and editing had the cloying and self-conscious feel of a student film. (And I had to sit through plenty of those in college, including my own ;-)

Overall, I think Roman has promise, but he has a lot of catching up to do with his sister.

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