Comedy, Romance and Murder
Comedy, Romance and Opera
WINNER OF FOUR CESAR AWARDS, PARIS 1981
THE FILM THAT TOOK AMERICA BY STORM
VOTED BEST FILM AT FILMEX 1982
"STYLE AND CHIC HANKY PANKY. . .
A GLITTERING TOY OF A MOVIE"
Pauline Kael, New Yorker
"ONE OF THE FINEST FILMS FROM FRANCE
IN A DECADE" Village Voice
"BRILLIANT. . .PERSISTENTLY ENTERTANING. . .IT'S TERRIFIC"
Chicago Sunday Times
The confesssions of an ex-prostitute, recorded shakily on cassette, which threaten to reveal vast criminal corruption involving drugs,sex, prostitution and the police force itself. A brutal murder causes the tape to fall into a Paris post-boy's possession. But there is another tape in the story: a true fans love of a star has prompted this Mobylette-riding post-boy illicity record the object of his admiration, the world famous Diva in performance. The tape of very high quality - is rendered all the more precious for the Diva's absolute refusal ever to record. Persued now by both gangsters and a very shady pair of record boot leggers desperate for the Diva tape, the boy goes on the run, aided by a mignonesque Vietanamese girl and worldly-wise lover. At the films bloody climax , the tape of the prostitute plays to its very commited audience. It is followed by the opera, playing to the Diva, who has never heard herself perform.
© Films Galaxie - Greenwich Film Productions Co-production
Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Cast: Richard Bohringer, Frederic Andrei, Thuy An Luu, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, Jacques Fabbri, Chantal Deruaz, Anny Romand, Roland Bertin, Gerard Darmon, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Jacques Moreau, Patrick Floersheim
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