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I Can't Sleep (1994)

J'ai pas sommeil (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 18 May 1994 (France)
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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

I'm Not Sleepy  »

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$111,015 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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The character of Camille, the old women's killer, was inspired by Thierry Paulin. See more »

Connections

References Le costaud des Épinettes (1923) See more »

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Relax ay Voo
Performed by Dean Martin and Line Renaud
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Did anyone of you understand it?
3 March 1999 | by (Porto Alegre, Brasil) – See all my reviews

This is a very strange film, indeed. In the plot there's something about a Latvian immigrant in Paris, a couple of homosexuals, an old lady's murderer, some African immigrants (I think they're from the Maurice Islands), a woman who is a hotel manager and protects the young Latvian, a transvestite who has his own show on a nightclub, and some other crimes and weird stuff.

But it's not a bad movie after all. Despite the confusing plot, the film has some very nice sequences, some shocking scenes and one of the most beautiful actresses I've ever seen, Ms. Katherina Golubeva, whom I'd never heard about before this film. If you have a lot of time to spend, and you're in the mood for an unusual motion picture with a gorgeous young actress, "J'Ai pas Sommeil" is a good pick.


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