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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Felix DeMarco
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Mr. E
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Pippo
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Dr. Ballard
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Storyline

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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Drama | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gérard Depardieu received an Oscar nomination, and several European film awards, for his portrayal of Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), a role that had already earned an Oscar for Jose Ferrer four decades before. This made them the second pair of actors to both receive Oscar nominations for playing the same part in different languages. The first pair were Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro in the first two Godfather films, directed by Roman Coppola's father, Francis Ford Coppola. 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: You have, um... an eyelash right here. If you blow on it you can make a wish.
Valentine: I wish cats could talk.
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Connections

Referenced in Thirteen (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

A vision
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Written by Patrick Woodcock and Pierre Begon-Lours and Stéphane Luginbühl
Performed by Mellow
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Brilliant Multi-layered Cinema
15 January 2003 | by (Hardwick, Vermont) – See all my reviews

This film is entertaining, thoughtful and beautifully photographed, It cleverly mixes documentary with the real lives of it's characters giving a new twist to the "story within a story" genre. Every actor gives an honest performance in a story that could have easily slipped into the same old tortured artist crap that seems so popular in film today. The soundtrack is very much a part of the story in that it represents the era in which the film is set and the style in which the film within the film is set. Roman Coppola may be Francis' son but he is not a copycat.


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