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Irma Vep
Irma Vep
7.9
/10
10,438 Ratings

IRMA VEP

Directed by Olivier Assayas
France, 1996
Drama, Comedy, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Hong Kong action diva Maggie Cheung (playing herself) comes to France when a past-his-prime director casts her in a remake of the silent classic Les Vampires. Clad in a rubber catsuit and unable to speak a word of French, Cheung finds herself adrift in the insanity of the film industry…

Synopsis

Hong Kong action diva Maggie Cheung (playing herself) comes to France when a past-his-prime director casts her in a remake of the silent classic Les Vampires. Clad in a rubber catsuit and unable to speak a word of French, Cheung finds herself adrift in the insanity of the film industry…

Our take

Starring alongside Jean-Pierre Léaud, Maggie Cheung is the mysterious, latex-clad femme fatale at the center of haute auteur Olivier Assayas’s spiky and dizzyingly hip 1990s satire of the French film industry. Irma Vep both pays tribute to 100 years of French cinema and adds plenty of its own!