Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)

Robert Altman, USA 1994, 133’
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Prêt-à-porter is one of Altman’s most star-studded films. In Paris, the annual fashion week begins, attended by the most famous designers, models, buyers, and photographers. The president of the entire syndicate unexpectedly dies on the first day and the police suspect a murder.

Rafał Syska

Robert Altman

Distinguished director, screenwriter and producer Robert Altman was born in 1925 and died in 2006 having made several dozen cinema and television films. The breakthrough in his career came with the anti-war satire  MASH, in which he presented a community in typical Altman style that characterises his very best work – based on episodic narration and innovative montage of image and sound. Altman often uses irony to show how society’s traditional roles, social conventions and cultural myths condition people.

Selected filmography

1970 MASH

1975 Nashville

1977 Trzy kobiety / 3 Women

1992 Gracz / The Player

1993 Na skróty / Short Cuts

2001 Gosford Park

Cast & Crew

director Robert Altman
screenplay Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser
cinematography Jean Lépine, Pierre Mignot
editing Geraldine Peroni
music Michel Legrand
cast Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Anouk Aimée, Kim Basinger, Lauren Bacall, Stephen Rea, Tracey Ullman, Sally Kellerman, Linda Hunt, Forest Whitaker, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Rupert Everett, Katarzyna Figura, Björk, Paolo Bulgari, Naomi Campbell, Cher, Linda Evangelista, Gianfranco Ferré, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Sonia Rykiel, Claudia Schiffer, Nicola Trussardi
producer Robert Altman
production Etalon Film, Miramax
sales Park Circus
language English
coloration colour
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