Alors! Jean Dujardin’s latest picture, The Players, is getting a UK release on July 6th (in cinemas) and DVD on 30th July. 2012 will be the year the world fell in love with Jean Dujardin after the wonderful award-winning picture The Artist. He charmed everybody wherever he went and won an Oscar, to boot. Next up he’s making a film with Martin Scorsese!
Les infidèles opened in France a few months ago and is based around a set of episodic shorts, on the subject of infidelity, with Dujardin and his co-star Gilles Lellouche playing different roles.
Interestingly, a minor controversy occurred in Paris regarding the poster campaign, which was deemed by the advertising agency ARPP to announce the one-sheets were ‘degrading to women’. Fair enough. The film is also partly directed by The Artist’s Oscar-winning filmmaker
The offending posters, which boast excuses based on infidelity, sees Dujardin’s tagline announce he’s going into a meeting (getting down to business, geddit?), and the Lellouche’s tagline says his phone is going to cut out because he’s going into a tunnel. Classy they’re not!
An hilariously outrageous comedy, THE PLAYERS explores the triumphs and failures of male infidelity in all its desperate, absurd and wildly funny forms. From a sales conference hotel in the suburbs to a smart sex addiction clinic, from a swish Parisian nightclub to the glitzy meat market of Las Vegas, they launch themselves into the age old pursuit. Every timeworn excuse is profferred; every trick in the book is played.
Witty and moving, honest and cynical, hope beats eternal in the lusting male heart, but the road to illicit pleasure is never an easy one. Reuniting the Oscar® winning team of Dujardin and Hazanavicius, THE PLAYERS couldn’t be more outrageously different to The Artist.
Featuring an outstanding ensemble cast including Guillaume Canet (The Beach) and Dujardin’s wife Alexandre Lamy (Possessions) and helmed by directors; Oscar® winner Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) Fred Cavayé (Point Blank), Eric Lartigau (The Big Picture), Emmannuelle Bercot (Backstage), Alexandre Courtès (The Incident), as well as its stars Jean Dujardin, and Gilles Lellouche also stepping behind the camera.
UK Release Dates: 6th July (cinema) and 30th July on DVD and Download