Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind - his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets - to start a new life in America. He comes back with a team of... See full summary »

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Miranda Colclasure ...
Mimi Le Meaux
Suzanne Ramsey ...
Kitten on the Keys
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Dirty Martini (as Linda Marraccini)
Julie Atlas Muz ...
Julie Atlas Muz (as Julie Ann Muz)
Angela de Lorenzo ...
Evie Lovelle
Alexander Craven ...
Roky Roulette
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Joachim Zand
Damien Odoul ...
François
Ulysse Klotz ...
Ulysse
Simon Roth ...
Baptiste
Joseph Roth ...
Balthazar
Aurélia Petit ...
Fille de la station service
Antoine Gouy ...
L'homme aux progiciels
Pierre Grimblat ...
Chapuis
Jean-Toussaint Bernard ...
Réceptionniste hôtel(s)
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Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind - his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets - to start a new life in America. He comes back with a team of New burlesque strip-tease performers whom Joachim has fed fantasies of a tour of France, of Paris! Traveling from port to port, the curvaceous showgirls invent an extravagant fantasy world of warmth and hedonism, despite the constant round of impersonal hotels with their endless elevator music and the lack of money. The show gets an enthusiastic response from men and women alike. But their dream of a tour culminating in a last grand show in Paris goes up in smoke when Joachim is betrayed by an old friend and loses the theatre where they were due to perform. A quick return journey to the capital violently reopens old wounds... Written by Anonymous

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Between burlesque and squalor, a sad and bitter portrait of a failed man
20 March 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Sustained by a steady direction and a camera that moves confidently to capture every single, significant twinkle, the result is a dry, harsh movie, always carefully focused. The environment is that of squalid burlesque shows, with ageing and decadent women, selling old-fashioned and sad shows, in anonymous theatres of anonymous French towns. Their daily routine is sad, the contrast between the excess of their shows and the nothingness of their real lives sounds depressing. They are taken on tour around an absent France by Joachim, a former TV producer, who abandoned by everyone, now makes a living by finding a suitable theatre for their performances, in a way using them in order to come back to Paris as the successful man he'll never be. All these women feel alive only when on stage, where they can play the game of seduction and forget the sadness looming over their lives, with no family, no relationships, no roots. Joachim's character is a living failure, to the point that those women become his only family, more than his own children. A decadent and depressing humanity, depicted with mercilessness but also inspiring compassion. The cast, made up of real new burlesque performers, proves indeed authentic and capable of conveying pathos. In particular Mathieu Amalric as Joachim delivers a strong and emotionally involving performance, which goes hand in hand with his skillful direction.


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