Irma Vep (1996) DVD9
Rene Vidal (Jean-Pierre Leaud, 36 fillette), a washed-up, formerly well-respected filmmaker, is hired to direct a remake of the classic French silent film Les Vamipires. He agrees to help it on the condition that Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love) plays the lead role.
However, from day one on the set, Cheung senses that the ambitious project is balancing on the fine line between success and disaster; the crew bicker, the director despairs of realising his vision and the producer is on a war path with everyone. Cheung is left adrift with only the friendship of a persecuted lesbian wardrobe mistress to lean on. In the end the director has a nervous breakdown and has to be replaced – with a director who hates the idea of a Chinese Irma Vep...

Director: Olivier Assayas
Cast: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Nathalie Richard, Mireille, Lou Castel
Country: France
Genre: Comedy, Drama

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:34:49 | 6.58 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

• Audio commentary: a discussion with director Olivier Assayas and critic Jean-Michel Frodon
• "On the Set" with audio essay by Assayas and Frodon
• "Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung" (1997), a short film by Assayas
• Black and white Rushes
• French Trailer

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:34:39 | 6.95 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais

• Man Yuk: Portrait of Maggie Cheung
• Interview with Olivier Assayas and Charles Tesson (33:45)
• Interview with Maggie Cheung and Natalie Richard (17:25)
• Rushes of Maggie Cheung
• Trailer
• Filmographies for Olivier Assayas, Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Natalie Richard

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