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USA: Palm Pictures
UK: Vertigo Films
Cast: Maggie Cheung, Mary Moulds, Nick Nolte, Beatrice Dalle, Jeanne Balibar, Don McKellar, Martha Henry, James Johnston, James Dennis, Remi Martin, Laetitia Spigarelli, David Salsedo, David Roback, Jodi Crawford, Liz Densmore, Emily Haines, Kurtys Kidd, Ross McKie, Joana Preiss, Tricky
Director: Olivier Assayas
Countries: Canada / France / UK
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 111 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and drug use
UK Release Date: 1 July 2005
When there's no other choice - you change...
After several years of living together, Lee Hauser (James Johnston) and Emily Wang (Maggie Cheung) are all washed up. Mythical rock star of the 80s, Lee no longer has a recording contract. He goes from one small town to another giving concerts. But their carefree life of easy money and fame has disappeared, destroyed by their dependence on drugs and now even their son lives with his grandparents - Lee's parents, Albrecht (Nick Nolte) and Rosemary Hauser (Martha Henry).
When Lee is found dead from an overdose in a motel room, Emily is arrested for possession of drugs and put into prison. Her life falls to pieces. Released six months later, she decides to start over in Paris where she once lived. But everything has changed.
Emily focuses her attention on her son, Jay back but he's living in Vancouver, Canada. Undeterred, all Emily has to do is win Jay back, rebuild her life from the ruins of a rock and roll past ...and go CLEAN.