fiction / 1999 / France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan / col. / 129 min.
Director: Leos Carax
Screenplay: Jean-Pol Fargeau, Leos Carax, Lauren Sedofsky
Photography: Éric Gautier
Editor: Nelly Quettier
Music: Scott Walker
Cast: Guillaume Depardieu, Jekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot, Laurent Lucas, Patachou, Šarunas Bartas, Till Lindemann, Christoph Schneider, Mathias Mlekuz, Laurence Cormerais, Markus Kirschbaum, Mark Zak, Axel Neumann, Michel B. Dupérial, Katherina Mai, Samuel Dupuy, Pascal Parmentier
A controversial but relatively faithful adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel Pierre; or, The Ambiguities set in the present time. – A writer named Pierre lives in an expansive rural mansion with his mother, Marie, with whom he has a close relationship. He is getting ready for a wedding with Lucie and the novel that he had published anonymously is gaining extraordinary success. One day he meets Isabelle, a woman claiming to be his sister, even though her accent suggests that she is not French. For her sake, Pierre moves into an odd neighborhood in Paris and cancels the wedding. However, Isabelle has many things to hide. In the meantime, Pierre keeps struggling with his second novel. He attempts to discover truth both in his writing and his life...