French Fusion

Chinese Puzzle directed by Cédric Klapsich (France/USA 2013) 2013 is the third film of a trilogy that began with Spanish Apartment in 2002.


In the initial film Xavier (Roman Duris) is an economics graduate student who goes to Barcelona for a year as part of the Erasmus program.

In the 2005 sequel, Russian Dolls, Xavier and his friends reunite during a wedding in Saint Petersburg.

The newest work begins in Paris with a breakup of the ten-year relationship between Xavier and Wendy. She moves to New York to be with another man.

Xavier soon follows to be closer to their two children. The challenges and adventures that unfold are fertile material for the novel he’s writing.

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