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Americano -- When his mother dies, a young man (Mathieu Demy) is drawn south of the border and into a steamy Tijuana sex club, where a stripper (Salma Hayek) may hold the key to his mysterious past.
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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  (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
Romanö ... Le barman de l'impasse
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 .... unit 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
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
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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
obsessed way too much, 11 January 2013
Author: zif ofoz from United States

this movie should be retitled 'the masochistic frenchman' - what a self destructive character Demy portrays. truly this story (which is very interesting in concept) is just torn to pieces by the main character stealing every scene and turn in this story! i didn't believe in his characterization at all.

i understand his feeling of abandonment by his mother and the resentment he expressed in having to deal with her estate. but there is not enough background into his personality to support his deep hatred complication. (example - his tossing away of everything in the apartment without care). and just why would he care so much about Lola? a person he has not had contact with for decades! again - not enough character development to support the obsession and misery he endured on her behalf. it's just wasn't believable. and why would he steal the automobile? the telephone conversation he has with his father in which the father psycho analyses his son is just pointless by the time it shows up in the story.

the only shining actor is geraldine chaplin! she is marvelous as the caring but dominating neighbor and not enough of her side of the relationship with the mother is made clear. the writer is too mysterious with his implication that Lola and the mother had something going in their 'friendship'. then the little Mexican boy - what? was that suppose to be Lola's son? not made clear. and the cemetery scene - again - what? sorry this flick is just too full of who, what, when, where, holes; and then he goes back to his lover in France. if you are a person that likes incomplete plot lines - check this movie out!

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