MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,009 this week

Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998)
"J'aimerais pas crever un dimanche" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  6 January 1999 (France)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 423 users   Metascore: 34/100
Reviews: 6 user | 9 critic | 9 from Metacritic.com

Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 159 titles
created 11 Mar 2012
 
a list of 89 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 1260 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 250 titles
created 28 May 2013
 
a list of 272 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998)

Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Escapees (1981)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

On the run from an asylum for the insane, a feisty young girl and a forlorn female companion embark on a surreal journey with a group of traveling erotic dancers. Wandering from the fantastic to the farcical and back again,

Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Laurence Dubas, Christiane Coppé, Marianne Valiot
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Lucita has been locked away in a convent by her family in order to keep her away from her lover, Esteban. The pair make plans to elope, but Esteban is accused of heresy before Lucita can ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco
Stars: Françoise Prévost, Jenny Tamburi, Paolo Malco
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

(Japanese with English subtitles) Failed author Kurosaki tries to write cheap sadomasochistic porn for money in this sex farce directed by indie visionary Ryuichi Hiroki. Inexperienced in ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Ren Ôsugi, Yôko Hoshi, Jun Murakami
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A 35-year-old married virgin has a fling with a passing stranger which shocks the community.

Directors: Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Élodie Bouchez, Jean-Marc Barr
Vibrator (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

(Japanese with English subtitles) After meeting a handsome truck driver (Nao Omori) in the midst of an urban mini-mart, a 30-something freelance writer (Shinobu Terajima) embarks on a ... See full summary »

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Nao Ômori, Riho Makise
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A beautiful young woman resents her stepmother while seeking the lustful company of her Hollywood mogul father. A strange menage a trois soon unfolds. In HD.

Director: Albert Zugsmith
Stars: John Alderman, Elizabeth Knowles, Ami Paisley
Whore (2013)
Short | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Reality or your perception of it? A jealous husband, seeking the truth about his wife's infidelity, sets in motion a chain of events with unexpected consequences.

Director: Asim Abbasi
Stars: Amy Rawlings, Nico Diodoro, Garry Mannion
Caterpillar (2010)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier... but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China. All ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Keigo Kasuya, Emi Masuda
Sacred Flesh (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters.

Director: Nigel Wingrove
Stars: Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope, Simon Hill
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Known to her clients as Dagmar, she's a classy Swedish call girl in Copenhagen. After two years, she's ready quit, and we follow her on what she hopes is her last day in the trade. She ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon P. Becker
Stars: Diana Kjær, Robert Strauss, Anne Grete Nissen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
Director: Mike Sedan
Stars: Chase Masterson, Shelley Michelle, Samuel Mongiello
Urban Feel (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An estranged couple receives an unexpected visitor who throws everything in their family off balance.

Director: Jonathan Sagall
Stars: Dafna Rechter, Jonathan Sagall, Shmil Ben Ari
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Térésa
...
Ben
Martin Petit-Guyot ...
Ducon
Patrick Catalifo ...
Boris
Gérard Loussine ...
Abel
Jean-Michel Fête ...
Nico, man with AIDS
Zazie ...
Jeanne / Hélène
Jeanne Casilas ...
Marie
Florence Darel ...
Line
Jean-Jacques Vanier ...
Georges
Claude Duparfait ...
Le flic
Marc Andréoni ...
L'inspecteur IGS
Dominique Frot ...
La responsable d'identification
Jacques Seiler ...
Le passeur
Franck Manzoni ...
L'orateur
Edit

Storyline

Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, she is resurrected -how shall I say?- in Ben's arms (that part based on a true story). From this starting point, the film revolves around the interactions between them and Boris (orgy fan), Abdel (no sentimental life), Ducon (wants to kill himself), Nico (dying of AIDS), etc... A social study of the 90s with heavy references to sex and death. Written by JML

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 January 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,488 (USA) (21 April 2000)

Gross:

$4,488 (USA) (21 April 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The movie was visually, musically and thematically about...
19 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

sex, death and immorality. That is, about the truth. So beautiful to me for these very reasons. Become an atheist (tip: read Karl Marx) and then watch this. Karl Marx said was a materialist. That means that, according to he and other materialists (not the Madonna type, exactly), what you perceive with your senses corresponds to something outside your mind, to matter. Not everyone believes/believed that. Some think that it's all in your head, that your sensations are just that, that there is no physical world that you are perceiving through your senses. They are called idealists. Some idealist believed your perceptions are beamed into your head by God, or that everything is thought... And some are not sure and play it safe. They are agnostics. Which is just Greek for "I'm clueless." If you say I'm a materialist then you take a physical world for granted, you trust your senses and you live according to the world you perceive. Marx started there and also said, gods and philosophy and tastes and governmental forms are just results of the pattern of fundamental human interaction: how we eat (by working in the fields? by barter? in a factory?), which determines social hierarchy, which determines our hopes and aspiration and self-image, which determines religion and what is presented as "absolute truth," be it the best form of government or the best art or... SO...if you like that...and you find yourself an atheist...you find yourself FREE. And no longer hide truths by censoring yourself with the "thou shalt not"s you have learned and never questioned. And then also, perhaps, life can become very bare bones, vivid, brutal. And then this film shows the bones so beautifully.


5 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Élodie Bouchez is very impressive in this film ml57
what is the name of the actress who has acted as ben's mistress? Malnadman
Discuss Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?