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J'aimerais pas crever un dimanche (1998)

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 »

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Térésa
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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
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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

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6 January 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday  »

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

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$4,488 (USA) (21 April 2000)
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Snooty French Film about S/M and Death
8 October 2001 | by (Northern, N.J.) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this film at the Second Annual NY S/M Film Festival.

The movie wrestles such topics as alternative sexuality, AIDS and death. Unfortunately, it wrestles these topics as only the French can do... Pretentious and boring. Even the scene in a French Leather Club just boggled my mind in how unrealistic it was. Everyone in this film seemed to be suffering from some major mental and emotional breakdown, and frankly, it was just a very depressing movie to watch.


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