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Irma Vep

This dig at French film-making stars Jean-Pierre Leaud as a faded auteur, who having seen Maggie Cheung in some Hong Kong action flicks, casts her as Irma Vep (an anagram for Vampire) in a remake of Louis Feuillades 1915 serial Les Vampires. Things go steadily pear-shaped as Leaud grows increasingly neurotic and Cheung gets caught up in a feud between her lesbian dresser and a bitchy production manager.

Year: 1996
Genre: French Cinema, Film Festivals 1999, Filmmaking
Country: France
Director: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Nathalie Richard
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence.
7/10
Location in store: Foreign (France)

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