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Janne the Director’s Favorite Rare Movies Top 100 List #80: Irma Vep (1996)

March 31, 2011

janne-the director with the incredible-hulk t-shirt80. Irma Vep [DVD] (1996)

If a cool title is enough this is a film for you!

Me? I saw it because… well… Maggie Cheung playing herself… in latex… in a movie about the remake of another cool movie; Les vampires (1915).

Irma Vep poster starring Maggie Cheung in latexI’m no fan of Meta films except when they make fun of the French arthouse movie arena – and face it: that is a sausage fest. So when Maggie Cheung steps into that world of men and just owns it, breaking hearts and baguettes with every move she makes, it’s almost literary a kick in the balls.

Oh, and did I mention she wears latex?

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