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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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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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References Le costaud des Épinettes (1923) See more »

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A Whiter Shade of Pale
Music and Lyrics by Keith Reid and Gary Brooker
Performed by Procol Harum
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Le demimonde of Paris made up of uprooted souls and outcasts
22 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You might have to be a foreigner to understand the plight of not belonging to the main culture of a country. The characters portrayed are deracine from their native countries, attracted by the promised land of capitalism, functioning mainly in the twilight hours of Paris, where they are mainly prey for sexual predators. Exploitation of these immigrants continue as it was in colonial times, except this time is not so overt. The illusion of freedom is thin. The impossibility of communication thick. Interacial affairs doomed, as are their children. Pretty bleak, but portrayed with sensitivity by Denis who shows us the underside and post effects of colonialism in contemporary Paris.


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