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A Feature film by Tsai Ming-Liang

Produced by JBA Production

Release in France : 04/11/2009

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Actors (11)

Production and distribution (5)

Associate production company :

JBA Production

Foreign production companies :

Circe Films, Tarantula Belgique, Homegreen Films

French distribution :

Rezo Films

Co-production :

Arte France Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Fortissimo Films

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A Taiwanese filmmaker makes a film at the Louvre Museum based on the myth of Salome. Although he speaks neither French nor English, he insists on giving the part of King Herod to the French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud. To give the film a chance at the box-office, the production company gives the role of Salome to a world famous model. But problems arise as soon as filming begins.
Amidst all this confusion, the director suddenly learns of his mother’s death. The female producer flies to Taipei to attend the funeral. The director falls into a deep sleep where his mother's spirit does not seem to want to leave her old apartment. The producer has no choice but to wait, alone and lost in a strange city.
Like after a very long voyage, filming will resume after everyone gets lost in the various byways of the Louvre’s basement tunnels.

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Full credits (12)

Executive Producers :

Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin

Screenwriter :

Tsai Ming-Liang

Sound recordists :

Roberto Van Eijden, Tang Hsiang-Chu, Jean Mallet, Philippe Baudhuin

Press Attachés (film) :

Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

Continuity supervisor :

Renée Falson

Choreographer :

Philippe Decouflé

Assistant Director :

Vincent Wang

Director of Photography :

Liao Pen-Jung

Production Manager :

Christophe Desenclos

Editor :

Jacques Comets

Production Designers :

Alain-Pascal Housiaux, Patrick Dechesne, Lee Tien-Chueh

Costume designers :

Christian Lacroix, Wang Chia Huei, Anne Dunsford-Varenne

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Feature film

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Chinese, French

Coproducer countries :

France, Belgium, Netherlands, Taiwan

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Majority French (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Taiwan)

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Runtime :

2 h 21 min

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Dolby SRD

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