The feature debut of Roman Coppola (son of Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola) centers around an international film crew making a low-budget, Barbarella-like feature in Paris in 1969. The film is called Dragonfly and is being directed by Andrzej (Gérard Depardieu), who wishes to make a revolutionary work rather than the tacky fluff it is becoming. He is soon fired by the film's Italian producer Enzo (Giancarlo Giannini) when he can't produce a satisfactory climactic scene. After briefly replacing Andrzej with an American horrormeister named Felix DeMarco (Jason Schwartzman), the film's editor and second-unit director, the job is finally handed to Paul (Jeremy Davies). Paul is pleased with the offer, but more devoted to his 16 mm filming of his diary of daily life. He eventually begins to fall for the leading lady (Angela Lindvall), but must retrieve footage of the feature stolen by Andrezej and try to keep the troubled production together. CQ features Billy Zane, Massimo Ghini, and Dean Stockwell in supporting roles. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi
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The idea of CQ interested me. A foreign film is in production hell because it has no real ending. We've seen hollywood movies like this, a movie within a movie, where the producer and director clash over the direction of a film because of dueling visions. So everyone is fired and new personnal is brought in to try and salvage the movie. The new director then becomes infatuated with the star. The actual scenes of the futuristic movie are intentionally campy and unpolished. There is no real talent or on screen chemistry. Thats the point of the deal. As I said, the idea is interesting, the execution is poorly done. The movie only runs 82 minutes and it's kind of boring. They have trouble keeping the movie interesting all the way through. it has interesting parts, but I ultimately found the film disappointing.
Don't know who gave it 3 stars, perhaps the producers. It's a film about making a film, but even more boring then Tristram Shandy. Give it a miss unless you need a boring film to get you to sleep. Even the sex is boring!