Tribute Jane Birkin


Andrew Litvack
FRA, USA 2002
91 min

Put together a handsome 23-year-old with a penchant for personal ads (Stanislav Merhar), his opera-diva mother (Dianne Wiest at her glorious best), her impeccable friend (the splendid Bulle Ogier), an enigmatically odd actress (the intriguingly skittish Jane Birkin), a few rent boys and Vanessa Redgrave. Add a good dose of narcissism, a little murder and a lost father. Mix with a great eye for visuals (the inimitable Paris as a backdrop), a wonderful soundtrack (from pop to Turandot) and a whimsical homage to film and celebrity. Mix together with a talent for plotting, and you have the marvellous Merci Dr. Rey.

  • Dianne Wiest - Elisabeth Beaumont
  • Jane Birkin - Pénélope
  • Stanislav Merhar - Thomas Beaumont
  • Bulle Ogier - Claude Sabrié
  • Karim Saleh - Mörder
  • Andrew Litvack
  • Laurent Machuel
  • Jeremy Price
  • Giles Gardner
  • Geoffrey Alexander
  • Jacques Bufnoir
  • Pierre-Yves Gayraud
Merchant Ivory Productions

Curb Entertainment International 3907 West Alameda Ave. Burbank, CA 91505, USA T 818 843 85 80,

35 mm
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