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CQ (2001)

A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.

Director:

Roman Coppola

Writer:

Roman Coppola

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Davies ... Paul
Angela Lindvall ... Dragonfly / Valentine
Élodie Bouchez ... Marlene
Gérard Depardieu ... Andrezej
Giancarlo Giannini ... Enzo
Massimo Ghini ... Fabrizio
Jason Schwartzman ... Felix DeMarco
Billy Zane ... Mr. E
John Phillip Law ... Chairman
Silvio Muccino ... Pippo
Dean Stockwell ... Dr. Ballard
Natalia Vodianova ... Brigit
Bernard Verley ... Trailer Voiceover Actor
L.M. Kit Carson ... Fantasy Critic
Chris Bearne ... Fantasy Critic
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Storyline

Paris, 1969. The filming of a sci-fi movie set in the distant year 2000 is in trouble. The director's obsession with the actress who plays the sexy secret agent Dragonfly has clouded his judgment and the film has no ending. A young American, in Paris to document his life on film with total honesty, is brought in to finish the movie with a bang. This proves to be difficult when the line between his fantasy life and reality becomes blurred, and he finds himself seduced by the charms of Dragonfly. Written by Kimberly

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Taglines:

What is Real? What is Art? What is...the End? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Luxembourg | France | Italy

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Агент 'Стрекоза' See more »

Filming Locations:

Luxembourg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,942, 27 May 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$411,034, 8 September 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gérard Depardieu previously appeared in Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), while Giancarlo Giannini previously appeared in 'Dune (2000)(TV)'. Both actors played a role previously played by Jose Ferrer. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene, Dragonfly scrapes and destroys almost all of the rear left-side "winglet" on the white sports car she is driving, yet in the next shot, the winglet is seen to be completely intact and undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Andrezej: Remember, Paul... always stand next to the camera. Your actor will feel you there and will be playing just for you.
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Connections

References Contempt (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

CQ Song
(uncredited)
Written by Patrick Woodcock and Pierre Begon-Lours and Stéphane Luginbühl
Performed by Mellow
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Dazzling? Yes! Brilliant? Maybe...
26 June 2002 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

"CQ" is the directorial debut of Roman Coppola, the latest product of the great Coppola dynasty. This movie contains two other movies; one is "Codename Dragonfly," the schlocky science fiction spoof of "Barbarella," and the black and white personal piece by the main character. Anyway, I found "CQ" interesting. I enjoyed the chic 1960's European look. And the "Dragonfly" segments were also fun to watch. The rest, however, was probably trying too hard to be clever. The most memorable performance belongs to Gerard Depardieu, as "Dragonfly"'s first director. Although he doesn't have much screen time, he manages to make the most of what he has. If nothing else, "CQ" makes for nice eye candy.


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