Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind – his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets to start a new life in America. But he returns with a team of New Burlesque strip-tease performers whom he has filled with romantic dreams of a tour of France, of Paris!
Traveling from town to town, despite the cheap hotel rooms and lack of money, the curvaceous showgirls invent an extravagant fantasy world of warmth and hedonism that wins an enthusiastic response from men and women alike.
But their dream of a tour culminating in a last grand show in Paris goes up in smoke when Joachim is betrayed by an old friend and loses the theatre where they were due to perform. An obligatory return journey to the capital violently reopens the old wounds of his past… –Cannes Film Festival
Mathieu Amalric is a French actor and director who has appeared in both French and American films. Scheduled to play villain Dominic Greene in 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace, Amalric has has been described by critics as “the Antoine Doniel of the 90s” due to his on-screen personality, which tends toward tragically romantic, quirky and intellectual roles.
Amalric was born Oct. 25, 1965 to parents Jacques, a newspaper editorialist, and Nicole, a literary critic, in Hauts-de-Seine, France. He began his film career in his 20s, with a role as Julien in Les Favoris de la Lune (Favorites of the Moon), a French crime drama. During the 1990s, Amalric blossomed as a screen presence. Throughout this period, Amalric remained in French film, achieving roles in several movies including La Sentinel (The Sentinel) (1992), Le Journal du Seducteur (Diary of a Seducer) (1996) and Fin Aout, Debut Septembre (Late August, Early September) (1998).
It was also during this time period… read more
A very slick yet thoughtful film. Would make a good companion piece to Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere from the same year, methinks.
Fantastic. "Surreal," says Apichatpong Weerasethakul. He's just won the Palme d'Or for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Grand
The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) has announced the winners of the three awards it's presenting at Cannes this year
French actor Mathieu Amalric’s fourth feature is an ungainly, but flexible creature. Shot: drawn out one way with the Amalric not just filming
Above: Mimi Branescu (left) in Tuesday, After Christmas. Eyes crammed with images, ears filled to the brim with sound, and the brain
Joachim Zand (Mathieu Amalric) is a man damaged by the shame of an undisclosed disgrace in his former career as a producer for French TV. After some time wandering in the wilderness, Joachim returns… read review