(France, 2007, 106 minutes)
A young woman wanting to remake her life in Beijing is drawn into a spiral of crime that takes her from Paris to Hong Kong. Intriguing if not entirely successful attempt at merging B-thriller and character study on one single schizophrenic whole, redeemed by its virtuoso handling and a charismatic lead performance.
An ARP Séléction release. Margo Films presents, in association with Canal Plus and TPS Star, a François Margolin production. Starring Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, Kelly Lin, Carl Ng, Joana Preiss, Alex Descas, Kim Gordon. Directed and written by Olivier Assayas; produced by François Margolin; director of photography (Arane Gulliver, Cineart Laboratory, widescreen), Yorick le Saux; production designer, François-Renaud Labarthe; costume designer, Anaïs Romand; film editor, Luc Barnier.