Chinese Puzzle


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jun 13, 2014 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jun 14, 2014 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jun 16, 2014 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jun 18, 2014 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Film
Release Year:2013
Run Time:99 min.
Production Country:France/United States
Original Language:English/French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cédric Klapisch
Cast:Romain Duris
Audrey Tautou
Cecile De France
Kelly Reilly


This delightful comedy — a New York Times Critics’ Pick — stars Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Cécile De France and Kelly Reilly. “Chinese Puzzle” is director Cédric Klapisch’s outrageous follow-up to his two previous sensations: “L’Auberge Espagnole” and “Russian Dolls”.

The Huffington Post raves: “The funniest movie that I've seen in years! A perfectly paced, light-hearted romp that recalls Woody Allen and Robert Altman's finest works.” And the Hollywood Reporter calls the film “breezy and charming… with an early Woody Allen vibe.” Additionally, Variety says the comedy is “witty, sexy and seductive!”

Xavier (Romain Duris) — a 40-year-old father of two — still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves from Paris to New York, he can’t bear them growing up far away from him so he decides to move there as well.

Always up for an adventure, Xavier follows them to the city and begins to piece together a life for himself amidst the cheerful chaos of Downtown Manhattan. He finds a home in Chinatown and it does not take long before trouble comes his way.

An imminent deadline for his new novel, the realities of immigration, and old friends Martine (Audrey Tautou) and Isabelle (Cécile de France) add to the vibrant jumble in this delightful conclusion to director Cédric Klapisch’s trilogy.

“Savor this Valentine to New York City,” says Stephen Holden from The New York Times. “A most engaging story I never wanted to end,” raves Jeffrey Lyons from Lyons Den Radio. And New York Magazine says the film “packs a surprising emotional punch. This type of storytelling has an infectious energy.”