Pola X

(France/Germany/Japan/Switzerland, 1999, 134 minutes)

A well-off young man abandons his fiancee and all his privileges to go and live with his new-found half-sister from Eastern Europe; but is she really his sister? Relentlessly bleak, fragmented hyper-romantic melodrama, handled with brio and flair.

A Pathé Distribution release. Arena Films presents an Arena Films/Pola Production/Théo Films/France 2 Cinéma/Pandora Filmproduktion/Euro Space/Vega Film co-production, with the participation of Canal Plus, La 7-ARTE, ARD-Degeto and Télévision Suisse Romande; with the support of Eurimages, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Filmförderungsanstalt, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Procirep, Office Fédéral de la Culture du Département Fédéral de l'Intérieur, Amuse Video, Digital Media Lab, TV Tokyo, Taiwa and Dentsu. Starring Guillaume Depardieu, Katerina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve as Marie, Delphine Chuillot. Directed by Leos Carax; produced by Bruno Pésery; screenplay by Leos Carax, Lauren Sedofsky, Jean-Pol Fargeau, based on the novel by Herman Melville, Pierre or the Ambiguities; music by Scott Walker; director of photography (GTC colour), Éric Gautier; production designer, Laurent Allaire; costume designer, Esther Walz; film editor, Nelly Quettier.


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