Movie Info: IMDB
Director: Joann Sfar
Writers: Patrick Godeau , Sébastien Japrisot
Stars: Freya Mavor, Benjamin Biolay, Elio Germano
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (French: La Dame dans l’auto avec des lunettes et un fusil) is a 2015 French-Belgian thriller film directed by Joann Sfar and starring Freya Mavor, Benjamin Biolay, Elio Germano, and Stacy Martin. It is based on the novel La Dame dans l’auto avec des lunettes et un fusil by Sébastien Japrisot and a remake of the 1970 film about a woman who is implicated in a crime she knows nothing about and must find out about to prove she is innocent.
Dany, a secretary, accepts an offer from her boss, Michel Caravaille, to stay overnight at his house and complete a project. Dany formerly worked with Michel’s wife, Anita, whom he says will be pleased to see her again. When she arrives, Dany realizes she has left her coat behind. Dany is disappointed when Michel and Anita step out for a dinner party together, and Dany fantasizes about having sex with Michel while he is out.
In the morning, Michel requests Dany accompany him and Anita to the airport to drive their expensive car back home. Afterward, left alone with the luxury car, Dany convinces herself nobody will miss it if she takes it for a joyride to see the sea. After treating herself to a shopping spree, a woman who owns a nearby café stops Dany and asks if she is feeling better. Dany insists that she did not visit any cafés in the town and leaves.
After stopping at a gas station, an unseen assailant physically assaults her, leaving her wrist injured. Several men come running when they hear her cries, but a mechanic is skeptical of her story, as he claims that she had already visited his station last night with an existing injury to her wrist. Annoyed that another person claims to recognize her, Dany says she has only just arrived and did not have any injury prior to entering the bathroom. The others are noncommittal about what they saw.