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This freewheeling surrealist outing from France attempts to dispense almost completely with conventional narrative structure; instead, it offers a series of absurdist sketches with scarcely any discernible connection between them. The film opens on a character played by director Leos Carax known only as "Le Dormeur." After waking up one morning, he somehow locates and opens a secret door in his apartment, and wanders into a packed movie house where an audience watches King Vidor's classic The Crowd and a giant dog wanders up and down the aisles. Meanwhile, Oscar (Denis Lavant) rides to work in a white limousine driven by his close friend and associate Celine (Edith Scob); Oscar's job, it seems, involves using makeup, elaborate costumes, and props to carry out a number of complex and unusual scenarios. Of these, one has the actor performing an action sequence and simulated sex with an actress on a soundstage while he's filmed by an off-camera director. The second sequence puts him in a sewer with Monsieur Merde, a character who first appeared in Carax's segment in the omnibus picture Tokyo!; here, Merde falls in love with a beautiful model (Eva Mendes) who accompanies him on a jaunt through a cemetery.

Item Details
Love -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Sex -- Drama.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures.
Surrealist films.
Other Authors:
Carax, Léos.
Lavant, Denis, 1961-
Mendes, Eva, 1974-
Métropole Films Distribution.
Mongrel Media.
Scob, Edith.
Studio Canal+.
Publisher, Date:
[France] : Canal+ ; [Canada] : Distributed by Mongrel Media, c2013.
1 videodisc (ca. 115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: 14A.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
For specific added features see container or interactive features menu while viewing disc.
Cinematography, Caroline Champetier ; edited by Nelly Quettier.
Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes.
DVD ; widescreen presentation.
For private home use only.
Audio tracks in French with subtitles in English.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
DVD 4984
Link to PAC
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