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 »

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Drama | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some nudity and language | See all certifications »
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31 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Агент 'Стрекоза'  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Sofia Coppola suggested Angela Lindvall for the role of Valentine/Dragonfly. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene, Dragonfly scrapes and destroys almost all of the rear left-side "winglet" on the white sports car she is driving, yet in the next shot, the winglet is seen to be completely intact and undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Paul: It's a science-fiction film about a futuristic spy named Dragonfly.
Dr. Ballard: Oh, well that's interesting. Your grandmother used to call dragonflies "the devil's darning needles." She told me that they come in the night and stitch up your mouth if you use profanity or were otherwise voluble.
Paul: This isn't exactly about that...
Dr. Ballard: Well, maybe you can use it somehow.
Paul: Thanks, Dad.
Dr. Ballard: You never know when some little overheard story or image can find a place in your work.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Written by Patrick Woodcock and Pierre Begon-Lours and Stéphane Luginbühl
Performed by Mellow
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One of the worst films I've ever seen.
5 February 2004 | by (Albuquerque) – See all my reviews

CQ could have been good, campy fun. But it commits the only unforgivable sin: it is b-o-r-i-n-g! The pace is deadly slow and the plot is fairly confused and so artificial that it's next to impossible to care where it's going. The story would have been acceptable in a creative writing class from a thoughtful and sensitive eighth grader but this video should have carried a warning label: "CAUTION: Student film. Fit for viewing only by relatives of the film maker."


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