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Dead Tired (1994)

Grosse fatigue (original title)
R | | Comedy | 12 July 1995 (USA)
What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Blanc

Writers:

Michel Blanc (scenario and dialogue), Bertrand Blier (original idea)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Blanc ... Michel Blanc / Patrick Olivier
Carole Bouquet ... Carole Bouquet
Philippe Noiret ... Philippe Noiret
Josiane Balasko ... Josiane Balasko
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Marie-Anne Chazel
Christian Clavier ... Christian Clavier
Guillaume Durand ... Guillaume Durand
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Charlotte Gainsbourg
David Hallyday ... David Hallyday
Estelle Lefébure ... Estelle Hallyday (as Estelle Hallyday)
Gérard Jugnot ... Gérard Jugnot
Dominique Lavanant ... Dominique Lavanant
Thierry Lhermitte ... Thierry Lhermitte
Mathilda May ... Mathilda May
Roman Polanski ... Roman Polanski
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What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. What defines a famous person? Is it their public self or their private self? What is the public's legitimate claim on their fame? With the glitterati of French Cinema starring as themselves, the anonymous faces in the audience gain a glimpse into the downside of public recognition. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Connections

References French Fried Vacation (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh la joie
Lyrics by Michel Blanc (as Patrick Olivier)
Performed by Denis D'Arcangelo, Mouron, Anne Warin, Alexandre Bonstein
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Totally unexpected treat
16 August 2003 | by MOSSBIESee all my reviews

This film was made in 1994 when Altman did READY TO WEAR(in which Michel Blanc appeared coincidentally)and the extraordinary thing is that GROSSE FATIGUE accomplishes to be more of an Altman film than PRET A PORTER. It is to Blanc's credit that he is able to make the first really Gaelic silly American film with a major cast of well known French actors as well as people like Regine and director Roman Polanski in cameos which emphasize the problems of French cinema and its state at the time;and even how it is today. There are moments reminiscent of Blake Edwards PINK PANTHER absurdities with gorgeous Bouquet doing a wonderful takeoff of Capucine.Blanc himself does a French Woody Allen without effort even though his opinions are less coy and more direct than Allen's typical delivery.Paris, Provence; even Cannes or the Carlton NEVER looked better and made me yearn to hop a concorde.I have no idea how I missed this when it first came out, but I am still laughing at how much fun I had at discovering this quirky, yet well executed comedy. The mistakes made are more charming than jarring and Paris never looked more Parisian. A unique film from France which deserved more promotion.


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Official Sites:

Miramax [United States]

Country:

France

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Release Date:

12 July 1995 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Luberon, Vaucluse, France See more »

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Gross USA:

$551,359
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Dolby

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Color (Fujicolor)
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