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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:

France | Italy | Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

31 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agente Laumžirgis 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

"CQ" is the Morse code phrase for "seek you" (a call for contact). 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

[Last line.]
Paul: So this is the end... or is it the start? Of what?
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Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Rivolizione Sessantanove
(uncredited)
Written by Patrick Woodcock and Pierre Begon-Lours and Stéphane Luginbühl
Performed by Mellow
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I found myself in Roman Coppola...
14 March 2016 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

...and in the characters Paul(played by Jeremy Davies) and Andrezej (played by Gerard Depardieu),together are an alter ego of mine. I mean, a film director who is always unhappy, in fact, which is compelled to work due to the bad taste of the producers and the general public stupidity. In my opinion, that's what Roman Coppola wanted to tell us. The film is clearly an homage to the film Danger: Diabolik, directed in 1968 by Mario Bava. Angela Lindvall is a replica of the character played by Marisa Mell(Eva Kant in Danger: Diabolik). I am convinced that Coppola would cast her in CQ, if he had not died in the meantime. As he did with John Phillip Law, who is the star of Bava's film, and also the star of Barbarella, made also in 1968. The action in CQ is Paris 1969, one year after, and it feels also the influence of Roger Vadim and the atmosphere of Barbarella. Jeremy Davies is subtle, Giancarlo Giannini is effective, Billy Zane is funny and Angela Lindvall is sexy. I think that many fall into the trap of considering this a farce-action-film-eurospy-soft-love-story. It's more than that, it's a subtle metaphor which says clearly that the film industry is a huge conveyor and how very hard is to create a masterpiece. 10 out of 10.


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