CQ : Production Notes


CQ (2001) - main synopsis imageRoman Coppola makes his feature film writing and directing debut with CQ, a witty, wistful, comedic meditation on la vie, l’amour and le cinema. Set in 1969 Paris, Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan, Spanking the Monkey) stars as Paul, an idealistic young American filmmaker obsessed with making an honest film of his life. His life takes a 180-degree turn when he unexpectedly gets the offer of a lifetime the chance to direct Dragonfly, the floundering science fiction B-movie he’s been editing.


Described by Coppola as "David Holzman directs Barbarella," United Artists Films and American Zoetrope present CQ, a Delux Productions film in association with Film Fund Luxembourg. In addition to Davies, CQ stars supermodel Angela Lindvall as Dragonfly’s sexy heroine, Elodie Bouchez (The Dreamlife of Angels) as Paul’s Parisian girlfriend, Gerard Depardieu (The Man in the Iron Mask) as a demanding auteur, Massimo Ghini (Tea with Mussolini) as producer’s pet Fabrizio, and Giancarlo Giannini (Hannibal) as the film’s Italian producer. John Phillip Law (the Blind Angel of Barbarella, Ghost Dog), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Dean Stockwell (Blue Velvet, Quantum Leap) and Billy Zane (Titanic) round out the cast. Written and directed by Roman Coppola, CQ was filmed in France, Rome, and Luxembourg, with Gary Marcus as producer and Francis Ford Coppola, Georgia Kacandes, and Willi Baer as executive producers. With cinematography by Robert Yeoman, the production was designed by Dean Tavoularis and edited by Leslie Jones, with music by Mellow, costume design by Judy Shrewsbury, and co-production by Jimmy de Brabant and Michael Polaire.

Author : MGM/UA