Pola X

  • Pierre ou les Ambiguités (Working title)
Feature Film | 1997-1999 | France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland

Brief synopsis

Pierre lives with his mother in their château in Normandy, near the banks of the Seine. They are beautiful, rich and carefree. They love each other. Every morning, Pierre rides the motorbike that his father left him to the home of his fiancée, the blond and poignant Lucie. They love each other. One night, Marie tells Pierre that she has set the date for his wedding to Lucie. Pierre immediately sets off to tell her the news. But, on the way, at the edge of a dark forest, a mournfully beautiful woman appears in his headlight’s beam. She speask with a strong Eastern European accent. "Pierre… you are not the only child… I’m your sister, Isabelle." Pierre can’t believe her.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Guillaume Depardieun.a. [L]
Katerina GolubevaIsabelle [L]
Catherine DeneuveMarie [GS]
Delphine ChuillotLucie [SR]Katherina Mai
Laurent LucasThibault [SR]
PatachouMarguerite [SR]
Petruta CatanaRazerka [SR]
Sharunas BartasThe Chief [SR]
Samuel DupuyFred [SR]
Mario GremlichMusiker [SR]
Jens GrüttnerBand member [SR]
Markus KirschbaumGuitare player [SR]
Axel NeumannGuitare player [SR]
Ruzica TomljanovicSoldier [SR]


Production accountantAntje Paul
1st ADGabriel Julien-Laferrière
1st ADSurk-ki Schrade2nd 1.AD - Germany only
3rd ADJürgen Jansen
Vfx producerChristian Guillon
Vfx supervisorChristian Guillon
Director of photographyÉric Gautier
Casting directorAntoinette Boulat
Casting directorClemens Erbach
Costume designerEsther Walz
Assistant costume designerCorinne Bruand-
WardrobeClaudia Maria Braun- German part
WardrobeElke Freitagadditional / Germany
DirectorLeos Carax
EditorNelly Quettier
Grip assistantMaike Maier
GafferStephan Rother
Lighting technician / electricianAndreas Theiner
Additional electricianJanosch Voss/Gaffer: Stephan Rother
Additional electricianErgun Cankaya
Assistant makeup artistKerstin Baar
ComposerScott Walker
ProducerBruno Pésery
Production designerLaurent Allaire
Art directorPeter MenneGermany
Prop masterAnik CelikaslanNRW
Set builderMicky Böttger
SculptorSabine Avenhaus
Line producerAlbert Prévost
Line producerRaimond Goebel
Production managerSylvie Barthet
Production managerLudwig Dschingis Bowakow
Production secretaryLaura Einmahl- german part
Production driverMichel Imbert
Production driverKarsten Peter
Production sound mixerJean-Louis Ughetto
Sound re-recording mixerJean-Pierre Laforce
Sound editorBéatrice Wick
Stunt coordinatorMichael Mohr
Stuntman/womanMichael Mohr Stuntteam
Stuntman/womanJürgen KleinStuntdouble Guillaume Depardieu

Distributing companies

AMLF [fr]


StuntsMichael Mohr Stuntteam
DecorationAvenhaus Filmdekor Skulpturen Modelle ImitationenMaschinennachbau
Decorationfake - filmconstruction GmbH
DecorationKonsum AnstaltStahltreppe


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Leos Carax1999Festival de Cannes [fr]CompetitionNominated