2 items from 2011
★★☆☆☆ Rumours are currently swirling around the internet as to the identity of the 'Surprise Film' at this year's 55th BFI London Film Festival, with Simon Curtis' My Weekend with Marilyn currently a strong contender alongside Bruce Robinson's The Rum Diary and Brad Pitt's Moneyball. However, one film has already screened at this year's Lff that (admittedly indirectly) explores the life of the iconic Marilyn Monroe - Gérald Hustache-Mathieu's Nobody Else But You (Poupoupidou, 2011).
French actor Jean-Paul Rouve plays David Rousseau, a crime writer who unfortunately finds himself stranded in the snow-covered town of Mouthe, Eastern France. However, his luck soon changes as he hears about the recent, suspicious death of local bottle blonde icon and weather girl Candice Lecoeur. With new found inspiration for his next book and an unhealthy obsession with the deceased, David soon discovers that Candice's death may not have been the simple »
- Daniel Green
Poupoupidou (Nobody Else But You)
Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu
In French with English subtitles
How much do you really know about cinema’s most famous blonde? Director Gérald Hustache-Mathieu’s Poupoupidou isn’t a biopic of Marilyn Monroe, but certain details about the life and death of Martine Lingevin, aka Candice Lecoeur, aka cheese poster girl “Belle de Jura” may seem very familiar.
That title is a reference to “I Wanna Be Loved by You”, Marilyn’s famous number from Some Like It Hot. The opening credits seem to be taking their cue from Bert Stern’s Vogue photos – diaphanous top, nipple, bare flesh. It’s just the tip of the iceberg for cinephiles – an appropriate metaphor for a movie set in a snowbound town in Eastern France.
Poupoupidou is one of those films in which the two leading characters never meet because one of them is already dead. »
2 items from 2011
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