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Friday, April 21, 2006

Comes "Clean"

"Clean," a film by Olivier Assayas, is finally coming to NYC on April 28. I have been waiting to see "Clean" since it debuted at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. What took so long? The selling points: This French flick stars the internationally well-known Maggie Cheung who won best actress at Cannes for this role. In addition, Assayas is an arthouse and film fest darling. However, when I look at his box office numbers, I see that with each proceeding film released, the U.S. grosses have dropped dramatically. Assayas's last film "Demonlover"(2002), which I liked a lot, made a little over $200,000. Let's hope "Clean" does better, or the next Assayas film may be straight-to-video.