It's hard to embrace the "I came to L.A. to make a movie about L.A." movie, but Philippe Caland's Hollywood Buddha is such a curious oddity that it's hard not to recommend taking a peek at it.

Philippe (Caland -- virtually all the actors play chracters with the same first name as themselves) isn't just broke, he's virtually homeless, having arrived in Los Angeles five years ago with a movie to sell -- and which has yet to be purchased. Called Dead Girl, it's a necrophilia-oriented production starring a now-hot actress, so Philippe can't understand why there are no buyers.

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