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The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (2015)

La dame dans l'auto avec des lunettes et un fusil (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 18 December 2015 (USA)
A woman must find out about a crime she is implicated, to prove her innocence.


Joann Sfar


Gilles Marchand (scenario), Patrick Godeau (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Freya Mavor ... Dany Dorémus
Benjamin Biolay ... Michel Caravaille
Elio Germano ... Stefano, dit Georges (Le jeune homme aux yeux noirs)
Stacy Martin ... Anita
Thierry Hancisse ... Le garagiste (as Thierry Hancisse de la Comédie Française)
Sandrine Laroche Sandrine Laroche ... La femme du garagiste
Frederic Etherlinck Frederic Etherlinck ... Un type de la station service
Alain Bellot ... L'autre type de la station service
Édouard Giard Édouard Giard ... Le routier bouquet de violettes (as Edouard Giard)
François-Dominique Blin ... Le routier du relais
Noémie Morales Noémie Morales ... Sylvie
Lou Lambrecht ... La petite fille du garagiste
Vera Van Dooren Vera Van Dooren ... La dame qui a vu
Chloé de Grom Chloé de Grom ... La jolie brune
Inès Dubuisson Inès Dubuisson ... La fille au chignon


A secretary steals her boss' car to go joyriding. She visits a seaside town she swears she's never been to, but everyone knows her name. And when a body turns up in the trunk of the car, she is the lead suspect in a murder she knows nothing about. Is she going crazy? Written by Magnolia Pictures

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The film was initially slated to open in French cinemas on 22 April 2015, but was pushed back three and a half months to the 5th of August. See more »


In the subtitles, the GUN is identified as a SHOTGUN. However, the prop used in this movie (in all scenes where it's clearly visible) is a rifle, aka a gun. See more »


Version of Dama v ochkakh, s ruzhyom, v avtomobile (2001) See more »


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Better than expected
22 January 2017 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

A slow-paced stylish dreamlike psychological dramathriller that kept my interest rather well.

The story-telling is a bit vague at times and occasionally flat out incoherent but that suits the film and it's main character's state of mind who is a bit of a daydreamer, and is not always 'in touch with reality'.

It's a bit of a mystery so the less you know regarding the plot the better you'll probably perceive the film.

It felt a bit like something De Palma might have done in the 70's if he made a French movie. A bit film noirish. I'm sure there are other French directors that would be better to be referencing but I haven't seen tremendously many French films I must admit. Turns out it's actually a remake of another little known French film from 1970 by the same name.

Just read the main actress Freya Mayor's bio and I was really surprised to find out that she is Scottish, she seemed to be speaking French rather well so thought she was a native French (although I of course is no expert on that). Anyways she played the role well.

It's a very visual film some critics claimed it was a 90 minute musicvideo, I don't agree with that but I guess I can see where they are coming from. There is a lot of music in the movie and occasionally rather limited dialogue, but it works IMO and the soundtrack is great. And the cinematography is excellent.

It might not be a movie that's something for everyone's taste but it suited me just fine.

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Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Beez, Belgium


Box Office


EUR7,364,162 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$297, 20 December 2015

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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