The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun is a remake of the 1970 film featuring a woman accused of a murder she did not commit. The psychological thriller follows the woman as she attempts to clear her name and find out who is truly responsible. Originally written as a novel by Sebastien Japrisot, director Joann Sfar will attempt to remake the film for the modern day.
The teaser trailer opens with “After Laughter (Comes Tears)” by Wendy Rene, a 1960’s song that really sets the tone for the rest of the trailer. What follows is several snippets of Freya Mavor and Benjamin Biolay, the leads in this film, in some forbidden romance. The intensity picks up when Freya, the main character, is thrown to the floor and the music stops. The pacing quickens and the snippets that flash on the screen become more violent and aggressive.
The Lady In The Car With Glasses And A Gun Verdict
My initial thoughts about this film were mostly vague. Director Joann Sfar is not known for much and neither is the lead actress Freya Mavor. They have a few films to their credit, but nothing worth noting. That being said, The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (inhales) looks to be an intense noir with a lead actress that could potentially steal the show. Hollywood is trending up in its inclusion of female led films and this actually looks promising.
Unfortunately, this dark and gritty story is going toe-to-toe with The Force Awakens. It definitely can’t compete, but may be worth watching after visiting the galaxy far far away.
Release Date: December 18, 2015