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Le Film de les Nuls (1994)

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

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Crazy Credits

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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One of the best french comedy
1 July 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

"Les Nuls" (actors and writers in this movie) started in a TV show (a kind of the "Saturday Night Live" on french TV Canal+) and have decided to end their TV adventure by making a film. "La Cité de la peur" can be seen if one doesn't know their TV shows: it's terrific, very funny. But there are too some personal references which develop the comic of the situations. In summary, everybody loves this film: a cult film that I have seen a lot of times. I think that I will watch it during all my life!!


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