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by Tsai Ming-Liang


A Taiwanese filmmaker makes a film based on the myth of Salomé at the Louvre. Even though he speaks neither French nor English, he insists on giving the part of King Herod to the French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud. To give the film a chance at the box-office, the production company gives the role of Salomé to a world famous model. But problems arise as soon as filming begins...

international title: Face
original title: Visage
country: Taiwan, Province of China, France
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Tsai Ming-Liang
film run: 138'
release date: FR 04/11/2009, BE 11/11/2009
screenplay: Tsai Ming-Liang
cast: Laetitia Casta, Fanny Ardant, Lee Kang-sheng, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jeanne Moreau, Nathalie Baye, Mathieu Amalric
cinematography by: Liao Pen-Jung
producer: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
production: JBA Production, ARTE France Cinéma, Circe Films, Tarantula Belgique, Musée du Louvre, Homegreen Films (TW)
backing: Arte France Cinéma
distributor: Rezo Films, Benelux Film Distributors

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Cannes 2009 Official Selection

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