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Writer (WGA):
Roman Coppola (written by)
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29 January 2003 (France) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeremy Davies ... Paul

Angela Lindvall ... Dragonfly / Valentine

Élodie Bouchez ... Marlene

Gérard Depardieu ... Andrezej

Giancarlo Giannini ... Enzo
Massimo Ghini ... Fabrizio

Jason Schwartzman ... Felix DeMarco

Billy Zane ... Mr. E

John Phillip Law ... Chairman

Silvio Muccino ... Pippo

Dean Stockwell ... Dr. Ballard

Natalia Vodianova ... Brigit
Bernard Verley ... Trailer Voiceover Actor

L.M. Kit Carson ... Fantasy Critic

Chris Bearne ... Fantasy Critic
Jean-Paul Scarpitta ... Fantasy Critic
Nicolas Saada ... Fantasy Critic
Remi Fourquin ... Fantasy Critic
Jean-Claude Schlim ... Fantasy Critic
Sascha Ley ... Fantasy Critic
Jacques Deglas ... Fantasy Critic
Gilles Soeder ... Fantasy Critic

Julian Nest ... Festival Critic
Greta Seacat ... Festival Critic (as Greta Seacat Kaufman)

Barbara Sarafian ... Festival Critic
Leslie Woodhall ... Board Member (as Les Woodhall)
Jean-Baptiste Kremer ... Board Member
Franck Sasonoff ... Angry Man at Riots

Jean-François Wolff ... Party Man
Eric Connor ... Long Haired Actor at Party
Diana Gartner ... Cute Model at Party
Stéphanie Gesnel ... Actress at Party
Frédéric de Brabant ... Steward
Shawn Mortensen ... Revolutionary Guard
Mathieu Tonetti ... Revolutionary Guard
Ann Maes ... Vampire Actress
Gintare Parulyte ... Vampire Actress
Caroline Lies ... Vampire Actress
Stoyanka Tanya Gospodinova ... Vampire Actress
Magali Dahan ... Vampire Actress
Nathalie Brocker ... Vampire Actress
Wanda Perdelwitz ... Vampire Actress
Mark Thompson-Ashworth ... Lead Ghoul (as Mark Ashworth)
Pieter Riemens ... Assistant Director
Federica Citarella ... Talkative Girl (as Frederica Citarella)
Andrea Cormaci ... Soldier Boy
Corinne Terenzi ... Teen Lover

Sofia Coppola ... Enzo's Mistress
Emidio La Vella ... Italian Actor
Massimo Schina ... Friendly Guy at Party
Caroline Colombini ... Girl in Miniskirt
Rosa Pianeta ... Woman in Fiat
Christophe Chrompin ... Jealous Boyfriend

Romain Duris ... Hippie Filmmaker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Anthony ... 2nd Assistant Director (uncredited)
Dean Tavoularis ... Man at Screening (uncredited)

Directed by
Roman Coppola 
Writing credits
Roman Coppola (written by)

Produced by
Bob Bellion .... co-producer
Willi Bär .... executive producer
Francis Ford Coppola .... executive producer
Jimmy de Brabant .... co-producer
Georgia Kacandes .... executive producer
Gary Marcus .... producer
Michael Polaire .... co-producer
Jean-Claude Schlim .... line producer
Original Music by
Ed Goldfarb (Composer)
Cinematography by
Robert D. Yeoman 
Film Editing by
Leslie Jones 
Casting by
Blythe Cappello 
Beatrice Kruger  (as Béatrice Kruger)
Juliette Ménager 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
Art Direction by
Luc Chalon 
Oshin Yeghiazariantz 
Set Decoration by
Philippe Turlure 
Costume Design by
Judy Shrewsbury 
Makeup Department
Jacques Clemente .... makeup designer
Aurélie Elich .... makeup artist
Catherine Leblanc .... key hair stylist
Vivian Nowak .... assistant hair stylist (as Vivian Nowack)
Jean-Christophe Roger .... assistant makeup artist
Joël Seiller .... assistant hair stylist
Julia Silva .... additional hair artist
Evelyne Sittig .... makeup artist
Carla Vicenzino .... hair stylist: Italy
Production Management
Julie Alford .... production supervisor: Rome
Romano Caldarozzi .... production manager: Rome
Laurent Dumas .... unit manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Jean-Claude Schlim .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emilie Cherpitel .... third assistant director
Laurent Herbiet .... first assistant director
Christopher Neil .... second unit director
Beatrice Pettovich .... second assistant director
Francesca Polic Greco .... second assistant director: Rome
Iris Wong .... second assistant director
Art Department
Fabrice Bourderioux .... swing gang
Nicolas de Maere .... construction manager
François Dickes .... assistant property master
Betty Durst .... assistant property master
Jeffrey Paul Johnson .... property master
Edouard Pallardy .... head painter
Barbara Prati .... art department trainee
Arnaud Putman .... props buyer
Christina Schaffer .... assistant art director
Josh Sheppard .... storyboard artist
Patrick Tombette .... construction manager
Bernard Warnas .... set dresser
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Richard Beggs .... sound re-recording mixer
Leslie Bloom .... foley artist (as Les Bloome)
Dirk Bombey .... boom operator
David A. Cohen .... adr supervisor
Ethan Derner .... sound recordist
Steven Ghouti .... adr mixer
Michael Kirchberger .... supervising sound editor
Philippe Kohn .... sound utility
James Levine .... mix facility coordinator
Jeremy Molod .... first assistant sound editor
Everett Moore .... apprentice sound editor
Nick Peck .... foley supervisor
Jory K. Prum .... foley assistant
Gene Radzik .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Julia Shirar .... assistant sound editor
Kent Sparling .... re-recording mixer
Peter Staubli .... sound effects editor
William Storkson .... foley editor
Carlo Thoss .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Olivier de Laveleye .... special effects coordinator
Philippe Lebreton .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Michael Backauskas .... optical digital lineup
Reid Burns .... optical producer/supervisor
David Emerson .... optical lineup
Bret Mixon .... rotoscope supervisor
Bill Rowohlt .... optical camera
Kevin Shawley .... digital artist
Andrew Shuford .... visual effects model shop
Martha Soehendra .... digital artist
Gene Warren III .... model supervisor
Gene Warren III .... visual effects coordinator
Delphine Anais .... stunts
Gil Demurger .... stunt coordinator
Frédéric Dessains .... stunts (as Fred Dessains)
Christophe Marsaud .... stunt driver (as Christopher Marsaud)
Michel Norman .... stunt driving coordinator
Patrick Robineau .... stunt driver
Aurore Vallee .... stunt driver
Jean-Pierre Vallee .... stunt driver
Frédéric Vallet .... stunt rigger
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts (as Fred Vallet)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Aach .... camera loader
Özkan Arslan .... assistant electrician
Douglas Boswell .... second assistant camera
Alessio Bramucci .... best boy electric: Rome
Bernard Brégier .... key grip
Gerard Buffard .... best boy grip
Carlos Carrera .... grip
Eric Catelan .... steadicam operator
Wim Cloots .... best boy electric
Bruno Colanzi .... best boy grip: Rome
Pascal Delaunay .... grip
Antoine Ducep .... electrician
Dirk Favere .... chief lighting technician
Emmanuel Frideritzi .... electrician
Ernst Holtsch .... electrician
Paul In .... additional still photographer
Graham Johnston .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jean-Paul Kieffer .... still photographer
Jean-Yves Le Poulain .... first assistant camera
Richard Mercier .... first assistant camera: steadicam
Jako Raybaut .... director of photography: second unit
Olivier Servais .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Christophe Vanhoutte .... electrician
Casting Department
Joanna Delon .... casting assistant
Beatrice Kruger .... casting: Rome (as Béatrice Kruger)
Carrie O'Brien .... casting: Luxembourg
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Magdalena Marczynska .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Kim Aubry .... post-production executive: Zoetrope
Jamie Burris .... post-production coordinator
Rick Downey .... negative cutter
Roger La Prairie .... colorist
Michael Matsumoto .... post-production assistant
Sandra Montiel .... first assistant editor
Dana Ross .... color timer
Scott Warren .... assistant editor
Louise Rubacky .... re-editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Tod Holcomb .... music editor
Debra MacCulloch .... music legal
Roger Neill .... composer: additional score
Roger Neill .... conductor
Roger Neill .... orchestrator
Brian Reitzell .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Guy Hebeler .... transportation manager
Joe Kotroczo .... driver
Karin Marié .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Susan Paley Abramson .... assistant to producers
Dawn Angel .... production assistant
Bob Bellion .... financial manager: Delux Productions
Carmen Berardini .... talent coordinator: Rome
Ernesto Cimbalo .... location manager: Rome
Francesco Colicigno .... location manager: Rome
Simon di Principe .... assistant script supervisor
Edna Do Nascimento Silva .... office coordinator
Sébastien Fernandes Tasch .... assistant location manager
Jacqueline Gamard .... script supervisor
Julie Hansen .... post production accountant
Norm Harnois .... assistant accountant: Delux
Guy Heinen .... location assistant
Bénédicte Humbel .... production coordinator
Radica Jovicic .... double: "Dragonfly"
Radica Jovicic .... stand-in: "Dragonfly"
Elizabeth Kirkscey .... assistant: Georgia Kacandes
Beryl Koltz .... location assistant
Joe Kotroczo .... production assistant
Patricia Kretschmer .... assistant to producer
Shannon Lail .... production executive: Zoetrope
Ragna Arny Larusdottir .... production coordinator
Xavier Laurent .... stand-in: Jeremy Davies
Roberto Longobardi .... assistant accountant: Delux
Claude Ludovicy .... location manager
Christopher Neil .... acting coach (as Chris Neil)
Sébastien Peiffer .... production assistant
Massimo Raschella .... assistant accountant: Delux
Carole Reding .... assistant accountant: Delux
Joanne Reichling .... production assistant
David Morais Rocas .... location trainee
Frederic Roeser .... assistant location manager (as Fredo Roeser)
George Sweney .... accountant
Estelle Tourscher .... assistant rushes coordinator
Spike Jonze .... special thanks

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Rated R for some nudity and language
88 min | France:91 min (Cannes Film Festival)
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Special features on the DVD include two cuts of the movie-within-a-movie, "Codename: Dragonfly" - "Paul's Version" and "Andrzej's Version."See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
[Last line.]
Paul:So this is the end... or is it the start? Of what?
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Movie Connections:
References Contempt (1963)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Lost in Distribution, 17 July 2007
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

Sofia Coppola may have got all the kudos with The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation, but, from a 60s movie buff's point of view, the other Coppola kid, Roman, turned out an even more enjoyable feature, CQ. Shame that no-one saw it. Barely released in the US (and not released at all in most countries), it's an engaging little number that pits underground cinema against Eurotrash movie-making at a time when people still thought even pulp cinema could be the stuff of revolution (1969-70 to be precise).

A riff on Sullivan's Travels and 8½, it sees Jeremy Davies' editor of Franco-Italian co-pro 'Codename: Dragonfly' struggling to come up with a new ending while making his own personal film with borrowed equipment. Oh, and falling in love with the fictional main character, confusing film and reality (not only is he too busy documenting 'the truth' of his life to see it around him but he even enters the film to sort out a plot hole) and possibly being targeted for retribution by Gerard Depardieu's fired firebrand director. (The door panel that Depardieu breaks that is later framed and given to the editors is actually one that Francis Ford Coppola smashed on one of his films!) Filled with sly 60s cinema references from Fellini to Warhol (even the trailer he cuts for the film is inspired by the one for Dr Strangelove) and with some character touches straight out of James Joyce, the visual influence is much more Danger: Diabolik than Barbarella (John Phillip Law even appears in the film within the film), and Dean Tavoularis' spot-on production design and Robert Yeoman's superb photography are both pitch-perfect. Davies, so irritating in Soderbergh's disastrous Solaris, is quietly fine here, Jason Schwartzman has fun as a bizarre hybrid of a young papa Coppola mixed with Roger Corman via Austin Powers, Giancarlo Giannini does Dino De Laurentiis to a tee (with Sofia Coppola cameoing as his mistress), and there's good work from Dean Stockwell and Massimo Ghini as well. At the end of the day there's not much there, but Coppola's love of movie-making makes it surprisingly joyful to watch if you're in a receptive mood.

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