The Players (Les Infidèles) trailer, seven ways of male infidelity
I just saw the trailer for The Players (Les Infidèles) the other day as I was compiling the Filmstalker's Films for July and while the blurb hadn't really filled me with excitement, the trailer certainly did, especially considering the talent behind the camera and keyboard as well as in front of it.
There are various blurbs out there but looking at the official site the film is a series of seven stories about male infidelity through the eyes of seven different directors, Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Emmanuelle Bercot, Fred Cavayé, Michel Hazanavicius, Eric Lartigau and Alexandre Courtès.
The feel of the two characters as the trailer plays out might be reminiscent of other films, but there's a lot more on offer than the trailer can tell us, seven stories featuring our characters and exploring male infidelity sounds like it could give a range from the comedic, as we see here, to the serious.
Of course audiences who aren't aware of French cinema will know the name of Jean Dujardin, but there is a list of names that also deserve your attention, with seven different takes we have seven different directors, although I do like the way that the leads seem to be kept the same through the stories.
The directors on the film are Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Emmanuelle Bercot, Fred Cavayé, Michel Hazanavicius, Eric Lartigau and Alexandre Courtès while the writers are Nicolas Bedos, Philippe Caverivière, Jean Dujardin, Stéphane Joly and Gilles Lellouche. While Dujardin and Lellouche lead the film there's a fare list of talent behind them.
Here's the blurb for The Players (Les Infidèles):
An hilariously outrageous comedy, The Players explores the triumphs and failures of male infidelity in all its desperate, absurd and wildly funny forms. From a sales conference hotel in the suburbs to a smart sex addiction clinic, from a swish Parisian nightclub to the glitzy meat market of Las Vegas, they launch themselves into the age old pursuit. Every timeworn excuse is profferred; every trick in the book is played.
Now the trailer from TrailerAddict which while I think it is funny it doesn't really sell the idea of seven films exploring male infidelity, instead it seems like one film with our two main characters throughout.
I do really like that last scene though, trying to explain the romanticism of a relationship to his friend who clearly isn't after the same thing.