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Review: 'Chinese Puzzle' Starring Romain Duris & Audrey Tautou Is A Fitting End To Cédric Klapisch's Trilogy

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • May 16, 2014 4:31 PM
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Chinese Puzzle
Cédric Klapisch’s “L’Auberge Espagnole” and “Russian Dolls” weren’t really begging for a third and final entry in the global adventures of Xavier (Romain Duris), but it doesn’t make “Chinese Puzzle” any less enjoyable. What’s impressive is that despite the sometimes heavy subject matter—divorce, creative crisis and trying to find an affordable 2BR in New York City—Klapisch’s film is light and fizzy, set to a soundtrack of funk and salsa. We’ll claim that we laughed throughout the film, but we were probably heard full-on giggling with delight.

'Sherlock Holmes' Star Kelly Reilly Lands Female Lead Opposite Denzel In Robert Zemeckis' 'Flight'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2011 2:48 AM
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Robert Zemeckis is finally returning to the live-action world, having spent the decade since the one-two punch of "Cast Away" and "What Lies Beneath" with dead-eyed motion-capture pixel people, with increasingly diminishing returns. It was confirmed last week that the "Back to the Future" helmer would be teaming up with Denzel Washington for the drama "Flight," and things are moving at top speed on the project, as Deadline report that Zemeckis has now found his female lead for the film.

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