Irma Vep (1996)

Olivier Assayas directs Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Nathalie Richard in this fish-out-of-water meta comedy where a Hong Kong action star is miscast in a turbulent remake of French silent classic with a massive language and cultural barrier to overcome.

Quite up its own arse but Maggie Cheung shines. The punkish elements are the best moments but you can’t help but feel that often you are sitting through a “you had to be there” in-joke that runs for feature length. Never really solidifies into anything worth your time.


Perfect Double Bill: Les Vampires (1916)

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