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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

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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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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Avec Chantal Lauby, Alain Chabat, Dominique Farrugia Mais aussi de vrais acteurs comme : Gérard Darmon (With Chantal Lauby, Alain Chabat, Dominique Farrugia But also real actors like : Gérard Darmon) See more »

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La cité de la joie!!!
13 April 2002 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Having "discovered" Alain Chabat only a couple of days ago I didn't know if I would like this film, despite all the other good comments it got. This is because I don't speak French. I watched the French version with English subtitles, because it wasn't available with German ones. And I can deeply assure everyone who thinks about seeing this piece of art: Do it! It's hilarious, wild, crazy and above all French! After only five minutes into the film I had tears of laughter running down my cheek. I think nobody will fail to notice the huge amount of jokes in this film, if you know any French or not. Most of the comedy is of physical nature, there are of course some puns but never mind. Just go and see it. Or better buy it instantly as you will want to see it over and over again! I promise!


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