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Festival in Cannes (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  25 July 2002 (Australia)
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Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Millie Marquand
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Alice Palmer
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Viktor Kovner
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Rick Yorkin
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Kaz Naiman
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Milo
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Blue
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Barry
Camilla Campanale ...
Gina
Kim Kolarich ...
Libby
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Nikki
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Millie's Escort
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Millie's Agent
Christian Rallo ...
Fan in Crowd
J.C. Irondelle ...
General Manager Hotel du Cap
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Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall movie or he loses his star, Tom Hanks. Is Kaz for real? Can Rick sweet-talk Alice and sabotage Kaz to keep Millie from taking that deal? Millie consults with Victor, her ex, about which picture to make, Rick needs money, an ingenue named Blue is discovered, Kaz hits on Victor's new love, and Rick's factotum connects with Blue. Knives go in various backs. Wheels spin. Which deals - and pairings - will be consummated? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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25 July 2002 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Cannes-i kavalkád  »

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$41,006 (USA) (8 March 2002)

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$298,971 (USA) (19 July 2002)
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A nice leisurely little stroll
13 April 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a unusual little film that may not appeal to many film fans since it doesn't have the usual style of storytelling. Instead of a traditional narrative, it's a slice of life featuring some happenings to some relatively minor stars at Cannes. There are no explosions, sex or great laughs--just some decent acting and characterizations. As for folks like me who are not huge fans of the typical Hollywood fare, this is a welcome film.

The film is shot in Cannes and occurs during the yearly film festival. Two groups of people are trying to get a film made and unfortunately their plans become inextricably connected. They BOTH want the same star (played by Anouk Aimée) for their films and it seems she can't do both. One is a smaller role in a big-budget film, the other is a starring role in an independent film.

Along the way, you get to meet a lot of interesting characters and see that many of them are very shallow liars and many of them are pretty insecure despite all their successes. While there are no huge fireworks in the film, it sure felt like you had a behind the scenes look at how films are made (with all the wheeling and dealing) as well as some insights into the people who make them. Rarely boring, sometimes funny and occasionally poignant--this is a nice little film.


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