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Les fantômes d'Ismaël (2017)

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The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ismaël Vuillard
... Carlotta Bloom
... Sylvia
... Ivan Dedalus
... Arielle / Faunia
László Szabó ... Henri Bloom
... Zwy
... Claverie
... Le médecin soins intensifs
... Le médecin
Mélodie Richard
Marc Prin ... Jacques (Diplomate 1)
... Responsable sécurité Tadjikistan
Pascal Ternisien ... Robert (Diplomate 2)
Philippe Fretun ... Mathieu (Diplomate 3)
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Twenty-one years ago, she ran away. And twenty-one years later, Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) is back from the void. But Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) has been busy rebuilding a life for himself with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and working on his next feature film. As Ismael's trials and tribulations unfurl, so too do those of his film's protagonist: the idle, funny and reckless diplomat Ivan Dédalus (Louis Garrel). The character is a nod to the ghost of another of Desplechin's creations, the brother of Paul Dédalus, three-time hero of "My Sex Life - or How I Got Into an Argument," "A Christmas Tale" and "My Golden Days." A film within a film - and then some, Desplechin layers narrative upon narrative. With ISMAEL'S GHOSTS, Desplechin returns once more to the past, creating film after film as his way of stepping back in time, and proving yet again that his brand of genius lies in his ability to find light in the darkest of places. Written by Magnolia Pictures

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Rated R for sexuality including some graphic nudity, language, and brief strong violence | See all certifications »
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23 March 2018 (USA)  »

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Os Fantasmas de Ismael  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,158, 25 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$102,286, 20 May 2018
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Marion Cotillard's character Carlotta is named after Carlotta Valdes, the mysterious dead woman from 'Vertigo' See more »

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Seen at the Viennale 2017: With actresses like Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg you have a winner anyway. Just to look at them acting is worth the movie. Gainsbourg plays the actual girlfriend and Cotillard the wife coming back to her husband after 20 years away. Director Arnaud Desplechin was present at the screening. Asked about choosing Gainsbourg for girlfriend and Cotillard for the back coming wife, he answered, he could have chosen the actresses the other way round, too. For sure it would have become a different movie. I would like to see also this other version. Sadly, it will never be directed...


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