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Americano -- A man who returns to Los Angeles to wrap up his mother's estate sets out in search of the mysterious woman named in her will.

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30 November 2011 (France) See more »
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A man who returns to Los Angeles to wrap up his mother's estate sets out in search of the mysterious woman named in her will. | Add synopsis »
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Charming stutter piece with a case of bad film grain °%*°%%*¨ See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Mathieu Demy ... Martin

Geraldine Chaplin ... Linda

Chiara Mastroianni ... Claire

Carlos Bardem ... Luis
Jean-Pierre Mocky ... Le père

Salma Hayek ... 'Lola'

André Wilms ... L'Allemand
Pablo Garcia ... Pedro
Sabine Mamou ... La mère (archive footage)
Timothy Davis ... Le douanier

Cokey Falkow ... Le facteur
Kevin Beaty ... Doug O'Toole, l'avocat immobilier
Nick Roberts ... L'homme à la machine
Gary Feldman ... L'homme à la machine, jeune (archive footage)
Linda Flores Wade ... La femme mexicaine
Angelina Abeyta ... La dame de la caravane
Samantha Nicole Martinez ... La jeune traductrice
Lisa Blok-Linson ... Lisa

Mark Mahoney ... Mark, le thanatopracteur
Jeanne de France ... La femme de ménage
Roman Diaz ... Le barman de l'impasse (as Romanö)
Linda Lee Hopkins ... La femme du consulat
Eduardo Sainz ... Serveur Americano
Alonso Venegas Flores ... Serveur Americano
Emiliano Suarez ... Serveur Americano
Andrew Shemin ... Stripclub Client

James Gerard ... Stripclub Client

Vanina Arias ... Danseuse Americano
Dorothée Arnold ... Danseuse Americano
Cynthia Garcia Gullen ... Danseuse Americano
Marie Gonnot ... Danseuse Americano
Shéhérazade Meier ... Danseuse Americano (as Schéh&éacute;razade Me&ïuml;er)
Sayuri Olivera Canto ... Danseuse Americano
Catherine Treskow ... Danseuse Americano
Raquel Uriostegui ... Danseuse Americano
Viviana Del Carmen Verdugo ... Danseuse Americano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rosalinda Garcia ... Mexican Mother

Mobin Khan ... Shahrukh

Directed by
Mathieu Demy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mathieu Demy  written by

Produced by
Lisa Blok-Linson .... executive producer
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Corina Danckwerts .... supervising producer: Los Angeles
Mathieu Demy .... producer
Luisa Gomez de Silva .... line producer: Tijuana
Angeline Massoni .... executive producer
Michel Reilhac .... co-producer
Agnès Varda .... co-producer
Rosalie Varda .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Grégoire Hetzel (composition & arrangement)
 
Cinematography by
Georges Lechaptois 
 
Film Editing by
Jean-Baptiste Morin 
 
Casting by
Alexandre Nazarian 
 
Production Design by
Arnaud Roth 
 
Art Direction by
Paola Cortés 
 
Costume Design by
Rosalie Varda 
 
Makeup Department
Cléo Schulmann .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Michael Chandlee .... unit manager trainee
Johanna Colboc .... production manager
Aurelie Delvenne .... location manager
Scott Fort .... unit production manager
Pierre-Arthur Goulet .... post-production manager
Pauline Seigland .... executive in charge of production
Bob Shapiro .... unit production manager
Laurent Weitmann .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Antoine Chevrollier .... first assistant director
Giovanni Cotto-Ortiz .... second assistant director: los angeles unit
Ivan Diaz-Robledo .... second assistant director
Marjorie Marramaque .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Pauline Berger .... sculptor
Mathias Canard .... assistant decorator
Cath Cuevas .... assistant art director (as Cathia Cuevas)
Yannick Heuveline .... carpenter
Denis Lourenco .... set dresser
Magali Viney .... assistant decorator
 
Sound Department
Jean-Luc Audy .... sound
Thomas Berliner .... boom operator
Nicolas Bouvet .... sound editor
Jean De Sagey .... foley recordist
Anne Delacour .... adr editor
Anne Delacour .... dialogue editor
Jacques Descomps .... sound mix technician
Séverin Favriau .... sound editor
Alexis Jung .... assistant sound editor
Cyrille Lauwerier .... re-recording mixer
Cyrille Lauwerier .... sound editor
François Maurel .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Ronan Chiaradia .... special effects technician
Benoit Talenton .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Gaëlle Bossis .... digital compositor
Audrey Kleinclaus .... visual effects coordinator: Eclairgroup
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Loïc Andrieu .... steadicam operator
Matthew Borek .... second assistant camera (as Matt Borek)
Julien Bureau .... first assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Garbin .... additional electrician
Julie Gaujour .... second assistant camera
Stéphane Germain .... key grip
Oscar Inzunza .... best boy electric
Jason M. Norman .... chief lighting technician
Olivier Regent .... gaffer
Antoine Valentin .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Pam Bouvier .... casting (as Pam Gilles)
Aurelie Delvenne .... extras casting
Barbarella Pardo .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Karim El Katari .... color timer: Eclair
David Magalhaes .... telecine dailies colorist
Bruno Patin .... colorist
Philippe Tourret .... post-production coordinator
 
Location Management
Aurelie Delvenne .... location manager
Octavio Maya .... location manager
Laurent Weitmann .... location manager
 
Music Department
Hubert Cornet .... music supervisor assistant
Nicolas Duport .... music mixer
Jeff Genie .... music supervisor
Jeff Genie .... producer: additional songs
 
Other crew
K. Adithya Ashok .... production assistant
Jennifer Bertram .... assistant production coordinator
Sarahí Castro .... production assistant
Tory Dahlhoff .... production assistant
Anthony David .... production assistant
Roman Diaz .... production coordinator: mexico
Sarah Dignan .... production coordinator
Aurélie Godet .... post-production coordinator
Annick Reipert .... script supervisor
Jeff Sadden .... office production assistant
Adriana Santos .... production assistant
Tucker Simmons .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Mickael Alix .... thanks
 

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This film represents the second generation of directorial works by the Demy family that stars members of the Mastroianni/Deneuve family, having been directed by Matthieu Demy and starring Chiara Mastroianni. Previously Matthieu's father, Jacques Demy, directed Chiara's mother, Catherine Deneuve, in four films and father, Marcello Mastroianni, in A Slightly Pregnant Man (which also co-starred Deneuve).See more »

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20 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Charming stutter piece with a case of bad film grain °%*°%%*¨, 13 December 2011
Author: Carson Trent from France

Demy's story is not without charm, and in between the stutter in a simplistic seen it man traveling abroad to recover the body of his parent, and in the process searching and maybe finding himself story, revolving around a bunch of pretty much generic characters, his lead written for himself en-tête, there are some small finds, like Chaplin's play, or Hayek's yet another stripper character. Unfortunately, however, the most outstanding negative feature is not even the direction, which exemplifies how any setting can be displayed from the most unflattering and bleak angle, from Paris to L.A., with the most uninspired framing you could believe possible, or the shaky borderline earthquake documentary camera work, nor the dialog, which is not a stand out, but in the film quality itself. It reminded me of the execrable film grain of the civic education videos they used to project at the cinema before the movie in my home country 25 years ago during the communist era. I guess Demy found a stash somewhere. Slightly worn.

Also, on an even more humorous note, it will provide food for thought for those planning on some day spending a long weekend in Tijuana.

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