Cannes is meant to be a place of relaxation and tranquillity, disturbed only once a year when the film festival rolls into town.
It'll be quite a change then for local residents and businesses who are currently playing host to the G20 meeting of world leaders, guests who have inadvertently found themselves at the centre of their own thriller movie.
The leading role goes to Greek prime minister George Papandreou - in the movie version he's played by silver fox Sean Connery - who is going in to battle with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Helen Mirren) and French President Nicolas Sarkozy (Ronnie Corbett) not to mention a number of bit part extras including our very own David Cameron (Stephen Fry) and Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (Charlie Sheen).
By the time you read this, Mr Papandreou will no doubt be feeling very sheepish, having come under a barrage of outrage from other EU leaders who had fought tooth and nail for a way to solve his country's financial misdemeanours.
Angela Merkel, presiding over one of the most healthy economies in the eurozone and therefore entitled to feel most outraged has, at the time of writing, given very little away but you can bet she let the Greek prime minister know how annoyed she is.
For now, Greece seems determined to plough on with its referendum on the bailout package, although the question which will be posed to voters will not be whether they want to accept the terms of the EU bailout. Latest reports from the Financial Times suggest they'll be asked whether they support Greece being in the EU at all, and that's a big difference.
Meanwhile, the movie rolls on and even the most ardent film buff can't guess the ending to this one.