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About

France, 1982
Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Producer: Irène Silberman
Cast: Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, Frédéric Andréi, Richard Bohringer
Screenwriter: Jean-Jacques Beineix, Jean Van Hamme
Based on the novel by Delacorta

Cinematography: Philippe Rousselot
Music: Vladimir Cosma
Genre: Drama
Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 117 minutes

Synopsis:
Jules (Frédéric Andréi) goes on the run from every conceivable pursuer - from drug dealers and music pirates to the cops - after obtaining a recording of the woman of his dreams, the never-recorded opera star Cynthia Hawkins (Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez).

Awards and Recognition:
Best First Film - Jean-Jacques Beineix (César Awards, 1982)
Best Cinematography - Philippe Rousselot (César Awards, 1982)
Best Music - Vladimir Cosma (César Awards, 1982)
Best Sound - Jean-Pierre Ruh (César Awards, 1982)
Best Cinematography - Philippe Rousselot (National Society of Film Critics Awards, 1983)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"Divine madness...A thriller with a new way of looking at the world!"
— Michael Sragow, Rolling Stone

"It's about the joy of making movies...Every shot seems designed to delight the audience!"
— Pauline Kael

"HIGH-SPIRITED and OUTRAGEOUS!"
— Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

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