The trailer for the “Persepolis” writer-director’s latest film will apparently offer “a wacky take on the famous suitcase mixup at the airport.” The story centers on Nils and Didier as they arrive in the south of Spain to play in a badminton tournament, where a manipulative mystery woman (Satrapi) is also en route to settle her score with the Spanish mafia. When they meet and exchange suitcases, all three of their lives take a dramatic turn, which involves Nils and Didier becoming her sidekicks. The trailer certainly indicated that after “Persepolis” and “Chicken with Plums,” the filmmaker is certainly in fine form. The dark humor present in the former animated film seems to permeate throughout this trailer as well, with murder and suspenseful thrills all being delivered with a bit of a smirk.
This latest film certainly came as a surprise to many, especially since most have had their attention towards her gestating project, “The Voices,” which just yesterday we learned may bag Ryan Reynolds in a lead role. Still, it’s nice to see the filmmaker stepping out from behind the camera (she did some acting in 2009’s “The French Kissers”), and you can check out both her acting and directing chops in the trailer below. (embed via The Film Stage)