FIRST LOOK: Marion Cotillard's Film Noir Short for Dior

05/14/2009 at 09:52 AM ET

Courtesy of Christian Dior

Marion Cotillard might have earned an Oscar for her performance as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, but the actress is taking on a glamorous new cinematic challenge as part of her campaign as the face of the Lady Dior handbag — and Dior is giving PEOPLE.com a first look. Directed by Olivier Dahan, the Alfred-Hitchcock-inspired film noire short shows Marion in the midst of a police investigation that leads her through Paris’s winding streets the Eiffel Tower. Watch a preview below, and then check out dior.com for the full film on May 20. And tell us: What do you think Marion is hiding in her iconic bag?

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jeni on

Considering all the torture and war crime issues I find this is in bad (black) taste. Maybe when all is settled in the US mess try it again!

j. on

to jeni, the market is international, not just american. the whole world shouldnt have to sit around because america is having trouble with the sins of its past administration. really, it’s DIOR.

i think this was very beautifully done and i’m very excited to see the entire short film.

FrenchLady on

I agree with J. The whole world does not evolve around the US… I am sorry to say. You sure do not understand at all the French way :) I just love that video and Marion Cottillard est absolument une fantastique actrice!!!
Bless you all!!

jeni on

Judging others is always a bit risky – I’ve spent many years in France and other parts of Europe and managed nicely. No doubt the presentation was compelling yet I cannot believe you don’t realize it is not just the USA that is in turmoil – it is the whole planet. I am a huge Marion fan – just not as an Al Caponeian.

Headlines This Week 5/15 : oligoville on

[…] Marion Cotillard might have earned an Oscar for her performance as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, but the actress is taking on a glamorous new cinematic challenge as part of her campaign as the face of the Lady Dior handbag. People.com […]

misseylee on

jeni:
what makes u think that its so about american and its current state of turmoilwith regards to the whole planet.pls entertain me,i m curious how Dior can make a crime scene investigation in Paris appear like US in turmoil(or the whole planet in 2009)?

Sue Ann on

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!

Susana on

Relax people. The guy is tied up by a rope…they are not water-boarding him. Old classic films often tied up people. I think it’s a beautifully shot commercial. I hope we get to see it here.

Peace!

Nicko on

Take it for what it is: commercialism and, simultaneously, a beautiful piece of art. Why anyone would assume that this piece is intended to represent the actions of government (and the U.S. in particular) rather than a French film noir crime scene is Americentrism at its most pompous.

Fin on

Beautiful. Art imitating life. To not launch this after the embarassment of Cheney et al would be censorship.

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