It's 6:20 a.m. The camera pans a slew of alarm clocks that start to ring simultaneously, all set to awaken a solitary middle-aged man. The alarms are elaborate: in addition to traditional ... See full summary »
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It's 6:20 a.m. The camera pans a slew of alarm clocks that start to ring simultaneously, all set to awaken a solitary middle-aged man. The alarms are elaborate: in addition to traditional clocks, horns blow, bright lights flash, and a pot even blows smoke at the sleeper. After several minutes, the bed itself finally bounces him to his feet and he begins to make his way through his house, slowly, keeping only a step ahead of things falling, or cutting through the air head high. He grabs his coat, shambles out the door - and it becomes apparent why it is he must wake up. These surprising duties completed, it's time for an espresso. It arrives like clockwork, right on schedule. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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May 1996 (France)  »

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  • Prix du Court Métrage de Création au Festival du Film Ferroviaire de Saint-Ouen (France, 1997)


  • Prix du Public au Festival International du Film de Beauvais (France, 1998)


  • Prix du Meilleur Court Métrage International au Festival de Wine Country (USA, 1998)


  • Fifety d'Or au Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Tournai (Belgium, 1999)


  • Grand Prix et Prix du Public au Festival de Badalona (Spain, 2001)


  • Croissant d'Or aux "Petits Déjeuners du Cinéma" de Bruxelles (Belgium, 2001)


  • Prix du Meilleur Film Diffusé Dans le Programme Filmets au Festival de Badalona (Spain, 2002)


  • Cinémalia d'Or (Prix du Public) au Festival International de Beauvais (France, 1998).


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How to find this excellent film short online
9 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've ever had a hard time waking up you'll really appreciate this film. I've never seen anyone avoid waking up better than Jean-Claude in this short.

I have to say, as a non-french speaking American, it was incredibly difficult to find this video.

Here's how to do it: Navigate to the french version of Google Videos, search for: Le Reveil de Jean-Claude Dreyfus.

The quality of the dubbing isn't the best, but the film makes up for the bad capture.

Enjoy!


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