WATCH: Cartier’s romantic “proposal”
The Proposal stages three love stories, three couples, and three unexpected declarations, with Paris as its backdrop.
French jeweler CARTIER has enlisted British film director Sean Ellis to produce its new promotional video “The Proposal.” Set in Paris, the mini film revolves around a game of hide-and-seek and misunderstandings.
As with L’Odyssée de Cartier in 2012, once again the real stars of the show are the pieces from Cartier’s latest luxury jewelry collection.
With “The Proposal,” Ellis and French screenwriter Olivier Lecot present three tales of Parisian romance in which the iconic red Cartier jewelry box unexpectedly pops up — at the Musée Rodin, in the lift of a philharmonic concert hall, and at a Paris airport to enliven an existing marriage.
The first love story starring Christa Theret, shows a youthful and affectionate treasure hunt in the gardens of the Musée Rodin, drawing to a close at the foot of the famous Thinker sculpture.
The second tale unfolds with a rushed series of missed opportunities in front of the lift in a large Parisian concert hall, where the doors consistently close on the lovers, played by Oisin Stack and Ana Girardot.
And finally, the third scenario recounts a completely unexpected declaration that unfolds in a dramatic turn of events at the airport, following a series of new developments between a husband and wife. A passport is stolen and returned and finally a surprise “remarriage” proposal is elicited.
This last opus is performed by Nicolas Bridet (“You Will Be My Son” by Gilles Legrand) and Anne Charrier (Guy Mazarguil’s “L’Art de séduire”).