The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Hollywood actor Johnny Marco, nested in his luxury hotel of choice, is a stimulated man. Drinking, parties and women keep a creeping boredom under wraps in between jobs. He is the occasional father of a bright girl, Cleo, who may be spoiled but doesn't act it. When Cleo's mother drops her off and leaves town, Johnny brings her along for the ride, but can he fit an 11-year-old girl into his privileged lifestyle?Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
The film's 'Golden Lion' win at the Venice International Film Festival was highly controversial, with some people questioning President of the Jury Quentin Tarantino's objectivity due to Sofia Coppola being a former girlfriend of his. See more »
Cleo toggles between having and not having braces from scene to scene. This is most noticeable in scenes in the living room with Sammy and scenes in Johnny's car. See more »
I'll Try Anything Once
Written by Julian Casablancas
Performed by The Strokes
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label and the RCA/Jive Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
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This is a very odd movie: we as the audience have to do all the work!
Is there a plot? No. You have to imagine it. Is there a script? No: you have to imagine that, too.
I spent the entire movie waiting for something to happen. Nothing ever did!
OK, it was a very pleasant wait: the scenery is very attractive, and most of it is scantily-clad. So if you like looking at women in a state of undress (I do!) then you will at least have something to do while you imagine a story to go with the visuals.
There is one stand-out: the sound. Many of the scenes are shot with ambient sound, and it is beautifully captured. As a former sound man myself, I know how hard this would have been to do.
Everything else: that's up to your imagination!
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