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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 Massimo Ghini ... Fabrizio
Jason Schwartzman ... Felix DeMarco
Billy Zane ... Mr. E
John Phillip Law ... Chairman
Silvio Muccino 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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Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

When Dragonfly swerves her car in reverse in the tunnel, there are skid marks already on the ground along the path her tires take. See more »

Quotes

Paul: You have, um... an eyelash right here. If you blow on it you can make a wish.
Valentine: I wish cats could talk.
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References  (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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good student film
7 July 2004 | by tritisanSee all my reviews

Folks, I really, really wanted to like this film. Alas, I found myself looking at the DVD's timer, wondering when the thing would end. So many elements are likable: groovy sixties design, groovy music, groovy chicks, groovy references to (truly) groovy sixties flicks with chicks. But it doesn't hold together. It doesn't flow. It doesn't involve you.

The self-referential dialog and editing had the cloying and self-conscious feel of a student film. (And I had to sit through plenty of those in college, including my own ;-)

Overall, I think Roman has promise, but he has a lot of catching up to do with his sister.


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