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I Can't Sleep (1994)
"J'ai pas sommeil" (original title)

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Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Daiga (as Katerina Golubeva)
Richard Courcet ...
Camille
Vincent Dupont ...
Raphaël
Laurent Grévill ...
le docteur
Alex Descas ...
Théo
Irina Grjebina ...
Mina
Tolsty ...
Vassili
Line Renaud ...
Ninon
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Mona
Ira Mandella-Paul ...
Little Harry
Sophie Simon ...
Alice, Mona's Sister
Danielle van Bercheycke ...
Fleur
Patrick Grandperret ...
Abel
Fabienne Mai ...
3rd Victim
Alice Hurtaux ...
2nd Victim
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Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of these three people might be connected to the serial "Granny Killer" who has been terrorizing Paris for a while. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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18 May 1994 (France)  »

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I'm Not Sleepy  »

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The character of Camille, the old women's killer, was inspired by Thierry Paulin. See more »

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29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a fictional portrayal based on the true story of Thierry Paulin, who with the help of his lover murdered twenty or so elderly women in the Montmartre area of Paris, during the eighties. He was known as the "granny killer." What I think confused the viewer who commented before me was the following: The United States has created a crime genre in which the detectives are heroes and the murderers are detestable yet mysterious. In a way, the pleasure in these films comes from watching the murderer act out our unconscious aggressions without our having to admit any identification with him. Claire Denis tried for a truer, more sociological portrait of the situation. She attempted to show the murderer's daily life and interactions with his community in a fashion that proved that, in some ways, he was no different than any other human being. There are no heroes or villains in this film, just a group of immigrants interwoven by the forces of urban life, and one of them happens to be a murderer. The film is a demystification of the "noir" genre. Since people are so used to seeing crime portrayed according to the usual formula, this film can be confusing at first glance. But the achievement of this film is monumental because it manages to draw us into the intimate life of a murderer without hyperbole and without demonizing him. It abandons the sensationalism created by the media to bring us face to face with a real situation.


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