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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 ...
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
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Estelle Hallyday (as Estelle Hallyday)
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Gérard Jugnot
Dominique Lavanant ...
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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Dead Tired  »

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$551,359 (USA)
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References Too Beautiful for You (1989) See more »

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Pomp and Circumstances Marches (Opus 39 no. 2 in D major)
Composed by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
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An Absolute Delight!
8 September 2003 | by (Corvallis, Oregon) – See all my reviews

If you're not familiar with French movies, this is an excellent one with which to start. The minor roles played by individuals such as Charlotte Gainsbourg (as herself, and seen recently in 'My Wife Is An Actress' directed by her husband, playing in English opposite Terence Stamp) is just one of many exemplary, comic performances in this droll, and very original comedy.


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