Two Teasers Arrive for French Anthology Film Featuring ‘Players’ From ‘The Artist’ and ‘Point Blank’

Written by on December 21, 2011 

Jean Dujardin and Michel Hazanavicius have accumulated heaps of awards buzz this year for The Artist, and whatever they do next is bound to receive a good modicum of attention. However, they’re both taking a mutual directing detour with The Players, an anthology film from their native land of France.

Two teasers have arrived for the project, which is said to focus on “the glories and pitiful disasters of male infidelity in all its desperate, absurd and wildly funny variety.” Fred Cavayé and Gilles Lellouche, respective director and star of this year’s Point Blank, are also lending segments, as are Emmanuelle Bercot, Alexandre Courtes, Jan Kounen, and Eric Lartigau. Among several others, Dujardin, Guillaume Canet, Mathilda May, and Sandrine Kiberlain will be in front of the camera. These teasers sadly derived of the necessary subtitles, but you can pretty much figure out — and then laugh — at what’s going on here. I actually laughed enough that, though a U.S. release date or distributor are not yet in place, I’m putting this one on my radar for next year.

Take a look below (via Twitch):

Synopsis:

Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST, OSS 117) and Gilles Lellouche (POINT BLANK, MESRINE) lead a star-studded cast in a comedy exploring the triumphs and failures, the glories and pitiful disasters of male infidelity in all its desperate, absurd and wildly funny variety.

From a post-sales conference hotel in the suburbs to a smart sex addiction clinic, from a swish Parisian nightclub to the glitzy fleshpots of Las Vegas, the protagonists launch themselves into the age old pursuit. Every time worn excuse is proffered; every trick in the book is played. The quest to get laid is on. Witty and moving, honest and cynical, cowardly and candid, touching and contemptible – they’re guys, in other words. Hope beats eternal in the lusting male heart, but the road to illicit pleasure is never an easy one…

The Players will open in 2012.

Do these teasers make you curious about the film? What are your thoughts on the creative parties involved?


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