An Almost Perfect Affair

Overview

Inside jokes about the film industry dominate this slight tale of ambition and romance at the Cannes Film Festival. Keith Carradine plays a first-time director who has sunk two years and all his money into a movie about the execution of murderer Gary Gilmore. With his last bit of cash, he flies himself and his picture to Cannes, but the film is seized by French customs. The wife of an Italian producer (Monica Vitti) helps him retrieve his work, and the two become embroiled in a passionate, yet ultimately ...
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Overview

Inside jokes about the film industry dominate this slight tale of ambition and romance at the Cannes Film Festival. Keith Carradine plays a first-time director who has sunk two years and all his money into a movie about the execution of murderer Gary Gilmore. With his last bit of cash, he flies himself and his picture to Cannes, but the film is seized by French customs. The wife of an Italian producer (Monica Vitti) helps him retrieve his work, and the two become embroiled in a passionate, yet ultimately ill-fated, affair. Carradine gets the first-time, self-important director mostly right, but the movie is so specific to the film industry that viewers may lose interest.
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Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; English subtitles; Dolby Digital English mono & French mono
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • UPC: 097360122145
  • Original Release: 1979
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 29,968

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keith Carradine Hal
Monica Vitti Maria
Raf Vallone Freddie
Christian de Sica Carlo
Dick Anthony Williams Jackson
Anna Maria Horsford Amy Zon
Farrah Fawcett
Henri Garcin Lt. Montand
Brooke Shields
Technical Credits
Michael Ritchie Director
Tanine Autre Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernard Bats Sound/Sound Designer
Walter Bernstein Screenwriter
Terry Carr Producer
Henri Decaë Cinematographer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Richard A. Harris Editor
Willy Holt Art Director
Marc Monnet Asst. Director
Don Petersen Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Arriving in Paris [6:19]
2. "Tonight, We Are All Artists" [6:45]
3. Cannes Film Festival [6:45]
4. A Fellow Filmmaker [6:30]
5. Andy Jackson's Party [6:00]
6. Sophisticated [7:02]
7. Winning at Craps [7:19]
8. No Worries [7:32]
9. Screening the Film [7:05]
10. Material Things [4:42]
11. Chasing Maria [7:40]
12. Into the Ocean [6:11]
13. The Pressed Flower [5:07]
14. Goodbye [6:52]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options: English
      Audio Options: Français
      Subtitle Options: English
      Subtitle Options: None
   Scene Selection
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