Michel Gondry Begins MOOD INDIGO

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Michel Gondry Begins MOOD INDIGO
Michel Gondry has begun production on his seventh film. Titled Mood Indigo the French language film is an adaptation of Boris Vian's 1947 novel Froth On The Daydream (L'Ecume des Jours) starring Amelie's Audrey Tatou with Romain Duris, Gad Elmaleh, and Omar Sy. Shooting is expected to last until late July.

Wikipedia describes the plot like this:

The protagonist, Colin, is a wealthy young man with a resourceful and stylish man-servant, Nicolas, as well as a fantastic olfactory-musical invention: the pianocktail. With dizzying speed, Colin meets and weds Chloe in a grand ceremony. Generously, Colin bequeaths a quarter of his fortune to his friends Chick and Alise so they too may marry.

Happiness should await both couples but Chloe falls ill upon her honeymoon with a water lily in the lung, a painful and rare condition that can only be treated by surrounding her with flowers. The expense is prohibitive and Colin soon exhausts his funds. Meanwhile, Chick's obsession with the philosopher, Jean-Sol Partre, causes him to spend all his money, effort and attention upon collecting Partre's literature. Alise hopes to save Chick financially and renew his interest in her by persuading Partre to stop publishing books. She kills him when he refuses and seeks revenge upon the booksellers. Colin struggles to provide flowers for Chloe to no avail and his grief at her death is so strong his pet mouse commits suicide to escape the gloom.


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ZOMBOID79April 11, 2012 9:21 PM

Holy crap..Never have I so succinctly and unwittingly had an entire film spoiled.

Todd BrownApril 11, 2012 9:27 PM

It's based on a SIXTY FIVE YEAR OLD novel. I'd say that's well over the statue of limitations for spoilers.

mr.paroxysmApril 12, 2012 3:59 AM

Of course Todd! I mean who wasn't read 'L'Ecume des Jours' while they were in the crib? Such a prolific and common book that I'm sure everyone is more than aware of intimately. Did you see the AMAZING Chloe cosplay at Vian-Fest last year? Those fans have some mad skills.

Ard VijnApril 12, 2012 7:31 AM

I'm not sure if this spoiled the story or not (I haven't read it yet). It's a bit of a quandary for movie journalism. When Barry Norman discussed the movie "Titanic" back in 1997 the BBC got angry letters because he revealed that the ship sank at the end.

In this specific case I would be very surprised if the film will be remembered for being so "plot-driven" and "true to its origin story". It's what Gondry plans to do with it which interests me.
So I actually suspect nothing has been spoiled yet.