Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the upcoming release of Cédric Klapisch’s CHINESE PUZZLE, the New York-set third installment in Mr. Klapisch’s popular trilogy, scheduled to open in New York (Lincoln Plaza) and Los Angeles on Friday, May 16 followed by a national roll out.

Years after L'Auberge Espagnole  and Russian Dolls, Xavier (Romain Duris)’s life is still a mess. His ex-wife Wendy (Kelly Reilly) has left him in Paris and taken their kids to New York. Always up for an adventure, broken-hearted Xavier follows them to the city and begins to piece together a life for himself amidst the cheerful chaos of downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. An imminent deadline for his new novel, the realities of immigration, his ex girl-friend, Martine (Audrey Tautou) and best friend Isabelle (Cécile de France,) add to the vibrant jumble in this comically delightful conclusion to Cédric Klapisch’s trilogy. Now 40 years-old, the characters have left a bit of their naiveté and carefree attitude behind, as they struggle with responsibility and maturity while still going about life mischievously.

Besides his self-described “trilogy of Xavier’s travels,” writer-director Cédric Klapisch’s films include When the Cat’s Away, Paris, A Piece of the Pie and Family Resemblances (Un Air de Famille) for which he won a César for Best Original Screenplay.  He studied filmmaking at New York University.

One of France’s best known and most versatile actors, Romain Duris’ films include The Beat that My Heart Skipped, Heartbreaker, and upcoming films by Michel Gondry opposite his Chinese Puzzle co-star Audrey Tautou (Mood Indigo) and Francois Ozon (The New Girlfriend).

Audrey Tautou shot to international fame with Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie, and has since starred in numerous films including Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things, Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code, Mr. Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement, Anne Fontaine’s Coco Before Chanel and the upcoming Michel Gondry film Mood Indigo.  

Cécile de France won her first César (for Best Supporting Actress) for her performance as Isabelle in L'Auberge Espagnole, and her second César for the role she reprised in Russian Dolls. She starred in Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s The Kid with a Bike, and had English-speaking leading roles in Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter and Around the World in 80 Days opposite Jackie Chan.

English actress Kelly Reilly has appeared in Guy Ritchie's two Sherlock Holmes films and Robert Zemeckis' Flight. At 26, she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2003 for her performance in After Miss Julie, the youngest actress ever to be nominated for that category.  She will next be seen on the ABC drama series The Black Box as a brilliant and bipolar neuroscientist.

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