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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 »

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Michel Blanc / Patrick Olivier
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Carole Bouquet
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Philippe Noiret
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Josiane Balasko
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Marie-Anne Chazel
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Christian Clavier
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Guillaume Durand
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David Hallyday ...
David Hallyday
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Estelle Hallyday (as Estelle Hallyday)
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Gérard Jugnot
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Dominique Lavanant
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Thierry Lhermitte
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Mathilda May
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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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Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »
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$551,359 (USA)
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References Too Beautiful for You (1989) See more »

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No Limit
Written by A. Dells, R.L. Slijngaard, P. Wilde, J.P. de Coster
Performed by 2 Unlimited
Disc Scorpio
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Very enjoyable
23 March 2017 | by (United States) – See 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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