Americano

Americano

Director: Mathieu Demy Cast: Mathieu Demy
Mathieu Demy
, Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
, Geraldine Chaplin
Geraldine Chaplin
, Chiara Mastroianni
Chiara Mastroianni
Americano

Americano

Director: Mathieu Demy Cast: Mathieu Demy
Mathieu Demy
, Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
, Geraldine Chaplin
Geraldine Chaplin
, Chiara Mastroianni
Chiara Mastroianni

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Overview

A man struggles to come to terms with his past as well as his family relationships in this drama. Martin (Mathieu Demy) was born in Los Angeles and spent much of his childhood there, but his parents were from France, and when his mother (Sabine Mamou) went through a nervous breakdown, his father relocated to Europe and took the boy with him. Martin rarely saw his mother again, and her absence left a void in his life that has impacted his relationships with women ever since, most recently his on and off romance with Claire (Chiara Mastroianni). When Martin receives word that his mother has died, he travels to California to take care of the arrangements with the help of Linda (Geraldine Chaplin), one of his mother's best friends. Martin intends to clear everything away as quickly as possible and return home, but talking with Linda and going through his mother's effects causes him to question his feelings about her, and when he sees an old snapshot of himself with his mom and a woman named Lola, he suddenly becomes obsessed with finding her. Martin's obsession leads him to Tijuana, where he falls for a stripper named Lola (Salma Hayek) who embodies the strength and joie de vivre that Martin has lost. Americano was the first feature film from writer, director and actor Mathieu Demy, the son of filmmakers Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda; clips from Varda's 1981 film Documenteur are used in the film's flashback sequences.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
UPC: 0030306702490
Original Release: 2011
Rating: NR
Source: Mpi Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 64,469

Special Features

Interview with Matthieu Demy; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mathieu Demy Actor
Salma Hayek Actor
Geraldine Chaplin Actor
Chiara Mastroianni Actor
Carlos Bardem Actor
Jean-Pierre Mocky Actor

Technical Credits
Mathieu Demy Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter,Sound/Sound Designer
Jean-Luc Audy Editor,Sound/Sound Designer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Gregoire Hetzel Score Composer
Cyrille Lauwerier Sound Mixer
Georges LeChaptois Cinematographer
Angeline Massoni Executive Producer
Jean-Baptiste Morin Editor
Arnaud Roth Production Designer
Rosalie Varda Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Americano
1. My Mother's Dead [4:32]
2. Father and Son [2:26]
3. Leaving [4:23]
4. Welcome Home [3:58]
5. Still Life [2:45]
6. Cleaning House [4:48]
7. Blank Check [2:18]
8. The Typewriter Man [5:30]
9. Lola Isn't Here Anymore [5:02]
10. The Letter [5:15]
11. She's Waiting for You [9:49]
12. Americano [8:06]
13. Following [5:54]
14. Missing [3:01]
15. What Did She Leave Me? [3:18]
16. My Son is My Son [5:08]
17. Running Out of Time [7:34]
18. Last Stand [7:03]
19. I Live Here [5:45]
20. Going Home [4:46]
21. End Credits [4:15]

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