French auteur Arnaud Desplechin's latest ‘Oh Mercy!’, a murder mystery starring Léa Seydoux, will premiere at Cannes this week. Discover the director's sly drama which debuted at the festival in 2017 and continued his fruitful collaboration with leading man Mathieu Amalric.
Twenty-one years ago, she ran away. And twenty-one years later, Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) is back from the void. But Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) has been busy rebuilding a life for himself with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and working on his next feature film. As Ismael’s trials and tribulations unfurl, so too do those of his film’s protagonist: the idle, funny and reckless diplomat Ivan Dédalus (Louis Garrel).
Playful, irreverent and with a fabulous cast, this is French cinema at its wittiest.