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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

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Miramax [United States]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

12 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Tired See more »

Filming Locations:

Luberon, Vaucluse, France See more »

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Gross USA:

$551,359
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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Connections

References My Favorite Season (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Of All the BIrds
by John Bartlet
(tiré de l'album "O Ravishing Deungi")
Air Anglais - Harmonia Mundi S.A. Mas du Vers Arles
HMC 90215
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Very enjoyable
23 March 2017 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

This is a light comedy, nothing serious, and yet it has something to say.

Especially at the end, when Philip Noiret appears out of nowhere and speaks about the financial decline and near death of the French cinema.

But also when Carol Bouquet "heals" a paralytic and is worshiped by the crowd, to the point that - perhaps - she wonders if she has found her calling in life.

This movie makes fun of movies. If you love movies, you will get a kick out of it.


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