Cartier and Publicis Luxe Pay Homage to the French New Wave with Rami Malek, Catherine Deneuve and Guy Ritchie

An expression of the avant-garde, Cartier’s iconic Tank Française connects us to Paris and its creative freedom, an attribute captured so perfectly by the French New Wave and within the city itself. So, it seemed only fitting to film the return of the Tank Française along one of the Paris’s most iconic features, the Seine, between the Left and Right banks, illustrating its prominence as a heroine of yesterday and today.

Catherine Deneuve as she appeared in "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"

Directed by prolific English filmmaker Guy Ritchie, the Cartier campaign reflects the timeless elegance of the Tank Française. On the one hand, you have Catherine Deneuve, legendary actress of the French New Wave and the embodiment of French chic, and on the other, Rami Malek, one of the most renowned actors of his generation. He plays the role of filmmaker who, along the Pont Alexandre III, crosses paths with Deneuve in her most iconic roles in French cinematic history: in Jacques Demy's Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, Régis Wargnier's Indochine, and Nicole Garcia's Place Vendôme.

To accompany the campaign’s main film, Publicis Luxe and Cartier organized interviews with director Guy Ritchie, Rami Malek, and Catherine Deneuve to pay tribute to French culture, Cartier’s savoir-faire, cinema, and ultimately bring the story of a Cartier icon to life.

The campaign launched on January 17 worldwide.

See also Cartier Tank Française: The Interview between Rami Malek and Catherine Deneuve, as well as the behind the scenes film. The director Guy Ritchie also gives an interview here


Director: Guy Ritchie (Reset / 75 productions)

Print assets film : Greg Williams

Print stills & portés : Charles Nègre
Post-production film: Mikros

Post-production music : Clément Bonnet (Prodigious)

Business Affairs music : Camille Masse (Prodigious)

Business Affairs figurants & inspirations films : Catherine Oger (Prodigious)
Post-production digital assets : Mass Corporations

Sr Vice President Chief Marketing Officer: Arnaud Carrez

International Creative Communications Director : Emmanuelle Guillon

Creative Product Content Director : Marco Terroni

Creative Content Group Manager : Charlotte Temam

Creative Content Project Manager : Bettina Ghinozzi

Creative Product Content Post-Producer : Valentine Karas

Creation : Antoine Bonodot

Creation Film, Digital & Print : Adrien Cussonneau, Alexandre Jean-Marie, Gaël Cornet
Commercial: Amandine Ribeiro, Iris Decoux, Sofia Silva Rodrigues, Laurence Levy
TV production: Christine Bouffort

Art buying : Emma Boutami

Catherine Deneuve as she looed in "Place Vendôme"
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