Play Dates

March 4 – 5    New York, NY    QUAD CINEMA

Le Magnifique Play Dates


France/Italy, 1973
Director: Philippe de Broca
Producer: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli
Screenwriter: Philippe de Broca, Vittorio Caprioli, Jean-Paul Rappeneau
Cinematography: René Mathelin
Music: Claude Bolling
Genre: Action, Comedy
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 95 minutes

François Merlin's (Jean-Paul Belmondo) real life as a pulp novelist coincides with his rich fantasy life where he imagines himself as his main character Bob Saint-Clar, international superspy. His pompous publisher Pierre Charron (Vittorio Caprioli) doubles as the villain Karpof and his lovely neighbor Christine (Jacqueline Bisset) as his imagined lover Tatiana.

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