Irma Vep

Movies, Comedy

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Washed-up French director René Vidal (Jean-Pierre Léaud) hopes to turn his career around with an update of "Les Vampires," a silent-era masterpiece about about a notorious ring of thieves, led by crafty female crook Irma Vep. René brings in Chinese star Maggie Cheung (Maggie Cheung) to play Vep, but unexpected roadblocks arise on the set. Maggie doesn't know French, she's pursued by obsessive lesbian crew member Zoe (Nathalie Richard) and her character's criminal ways begin to rub off on her.

Release details

Release date: Saturday September 28 1996
Duration: 99 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Olivier Assayas
Screenwriter: Olivier Assayas
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud
Bulle Ogier
Alex Descas
Jacques Fieschi
Lou Castel
Maggie Cheung
Nathalie Richard
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