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Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy (1994)
"La cité de la peur" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  9 March 1994 (France)
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A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chantal Lauby ...
Odile Deray / Louise, journaliste TV
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Serge Karamazov / Youri (dans "Red is Dead") / Jacques, journaliste TV
Dominique Farrugia ...
Simon Jérémi / Benjamin (dans "Red is Dead") / Michel, journaliste TV
Gérard Darmon ...
Commissaire Patrick Bialès / Maurice Bialès / Alicia Lampéro
Sam Karmann ...
L'homme inquiétant / Youri / Émile Gravier
Patrick Lizana ...
Grimaldi
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ...
Jean-Paul Martoni, le député du R.E.P.N.
Eric Prat ...
Garcia
Marc de Jonge ...
Le patron de Karamazov
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La veuve de M. Jacques
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M. Jacques, le projectionniste #1 (as Tcheky Karyo)
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Le projectionniste #3
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M. Mireille - le projectinniste #2
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Le projectionniste #4
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Sandy (dans "Red is Dead")
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Odile Deray est attaché de presse pour le film "Red is Dead". Mais au festival de Cannes, personne ne veut regarder un tel navet. Pourtant, les gens changent d'avis au moment où les projectionnistes meurtent les un après les autres, assassiné par le méchant de "Red is Dead". Serge Kazamarov est envoyé sur place pour protéger la victime suivante. Quelques jours plus tard, la salle est comble et même le gratin de Cannes est sur place... Written by Jean Martin

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Nous tenons également à remercier très vivement Tcheky Karyo, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Daniel Gélin, Eddy Mitchell qui ont eu l'amabilité de se faire tuer pour nous (We are also very grateful to Tcheky Karyo, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Daniel Gélin, Eddy Mitchell for having been kind enough to be killed for us) See more »

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A really funny typical French comedy
20 January 2001 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

La cité de la peur is a really funny movie. It's funny because of the good acting, the solid script. The scenario itself is a joke. I'm writing this comment in English but could have done it in French, since many gags must be impossible to translate, so you definitely should understand French. This movie shows the particular sense of humour of "Les Nuls", a group of humorists, which I do like. To my mind, it's the best French comedy since "Le père Noël est une ordure", which will make you laugh from start to end.


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