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Don't Forget You're Going to Die (1995)

N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir (original title)
Benoit (Xavier Beauvois) has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist ... See full summary »

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Benoit
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Claudia
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Omar
Bulle Ogier ...
Benoit's Mother
Jean-Louis Richard ...
Bennoit's Father
Emmanuel Salinger ...
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Jean Douchet ...
Jean-Paul
Pascal Bonitzer ...
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Cédric Kahn ...
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Benoit's Friend
Patrick Chauvel ...
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Denis Psaltopoulos ...
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Frédéric Quiring
Sandra Cheres
Marc Foure
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Benoit (Xavier Beauvois) has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. He goes to a psychiatrist who gives him medicine against depression. As this doesn't work out he tries suicide. The story gets even worse as he is told by a military doctor that he is HIV positive. Benoit tumbles down into the drug scene. Then he goes to Italy and meets Claudia (Chiara Mastroianni). Things seem to improve, but only for a short time... Written by Marco Radke <ds@serve.com>

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a movie worth watching
18 July 1999 | by (Gatineau, Canada) – See all my reviews

The film tells the journey of a young french man named Benoit after he learned that he had contracted the AIDS virus. Xavier Beauvois directs and plays the lead character. An interesting film in which Benoit embarks to an odyssey into the hell of sex and drugs in a desperate move to forget about his condition. The ending is truly surprising. Some scenes are a bit overlong (the drug taking). I was tempted to call this film "the french Trainspotting" but there is no humor to find in this one... score: 8/10.


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