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Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas, 1996)

It is a movie about moviemaking. A formerly respected director tries to make a comeback with a remake of a silent movie. In his artistic vision, he must have Hong Kong action star Maggie Cheung for the lead. Miss Cheung plays herself. She arrives in Paris alone, not speaking a word of French, and is thrust into the turmoil of a failing film with a squabbling French crew and a director who is having a personal breakdown.

Director & Writer

Olivier Assayas


Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard.

Much of the film depicts set-related incidents that echo scenes in François Truffaut's A Noite Americana - Day for Night (1973), to which Irma Vep owes a large thematic debt. However, Olivier Assayas publicly stated that although he considers Day for Night (1973) a great film, it is more about the fantasy of filmmaking than the reality. 

The idea for the film was born out of an attempted collaboration among Olivier Assayas, Claire Denis, and Atom Egoyan, who wanted to experiment with the situation of a foreigner in Paris.

Olivier Assayas wrote the screenplay in nine days.

The title is the anagram of "vampire."

Subs: English & Portuguese

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