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Paris, 1969. A director's obsession with the actress who plays the sexy secret agent Dragonfly (Angela Lindvall) has clouded his judgment and the film has no ending. A young American (Jeremy Davies), in Paris to document his life on film with total honesty, is brought in to finish the movie with a bang. This proves to be difficult when the line between his fantasy life and reality becomes blurred, and he too finds himself seduced by the charms of Dragonfly.

Cast & Crew

Angela Lindvall
Dragonfly, Valentine
Élodie Bouchez
Marlene
Gérard Depardieu
Andrezej
Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer
Georgia Kacandes
Executive Producer
Willi Bär
Executive Producer
Robert Yeoman
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Dean Tavoularis
Production Designer
Leslie Jones
Film Editor
Brian Reitzell
Music Supervisor
Mellow
Original Music
Judy Shrewsbury
Costume Designer
Juliette Ménager
Casting
Luc Chalon
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  • Feb 21, 2012
    <i>"What is Real? What is Art? What is...the End?"</i> A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet. <center><font size=+2 face="Century Schoolbook"><b><u>REVIEW</u></b></font></center> Filmmaker Roman Coppola proves to be a chip off the old block (his dad is Francis Ford, duh!) with this sweetly dark comic valentine to foreign films of France and Italy focusing on a struggling film editor/auteur wannabe (Davies in all his squirmy, milquetoasty glory) assigned to a disastrous sci-fi B flick where he winds up being a replacement director and falls deeply in love with his gorgeous starlet (Lindvall, the epitome of sex echoing the leonine good looks of Catherine Deneuve at her start) in the process. Coppola has a keen technical sense incorporating set and production design, costumes, camerawork, editing and low-key acting to make a picture perfect ode to the hurly-burly world of filmmaking then and now. If there is a criticism it is that it is a bit slight in its theme (filmmaker's navel gazing fails to see the big picture: love is all around) yet there's a nice homage to Coppola's relationship with his famous father in the interplay between Davies and his onscreen father Stockwell, an absent-minded businessman, echoing nicely. The title is a play on Seek You = CQ.
    Lorenzo v Super Reviewer
  • Jan 06, 2009
    A visually stunnig (2002) film that takes place in Italy in 1969, whose plot revolves around the making of a Sci-Fi film meant to take place in the far-off and distant future of the year 2000. It is also a look at the inner workings of the film industry and the struggle of one editor turned director, to create a career making film while not allowing his obsession with that films star (Dragonfly) ruin his relationship with his (Real Life) girlfriend who also happens to be the star of HIS own side project which is based on his personal life. While the story is a bit convoluted at times...there is enough here (especially visually) to keep fans of film interested (especially fans of Sci-Fi and/or Italian cinema). And (call me crazy) but I would REALLY like to see the finished Sci-Fi film: "Codename Dragonfly" (think Barbarella meets Austin Powers) in it's entirety. Perhaps as an 'extra' on the DVD?
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  • Jul 19, 2007
    Would be interesting if anything actually happened.
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2006
    Visually great but lacking in story.
    Michael G Super Reviewer

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