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Janis and John (2003)
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Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Walter Kingkate
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Pablo Sterni
Marie Trintignant ...
Brigitte Sterni
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Léon
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M. Cannon
Amparo Soler Leal ...
La mère de Pablo
Sacha Aubart ...
Jérémie Sterni
Basile Leroux ...
Bobby
Eric Hervé ...
Freddy
Reynald Tescaro ...
Miki
Patrick Dietsch ...
Johnny Rassov
Michel Berry ...
Victor Artie
Benamar Siba ...
Bébé
Bruno Rozenker ...
Garagiste 1
Bernie Bonvoisin ...
Garagiste 2
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Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".

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15 October 2003 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$963,857 (France) (17 October 2003)

Gross:

$963,857 (France) (17 October 2003)
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Goofs

During the restaurant scene, Pablo steps onto the table to punch Walter. It is clear from the angles of his knees, and the height of the table, that he stepped onto an intermediary platform that would not be in a restaurant. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a short scene in English in which Brigitte's band discuss their (lack of) love life. See more »

Soundtracks

Kozmic Blues
Performed by Janis Joplin
Written by Gabriel Mekler and Janis Joplin
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an expected nice comedy becoming a cult movie
7 September 2004 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The first time I watched this movie, I thought it was a good surprise as I'd never heard about it before: a funny comedy, with good actors and a creative director. But something in that film attracted me to watch it again (what I rarely do) and I really felt in love with it. Sergi Lopez, Francois Cluzet and Marie Trintigant are amazing: in an absurd situation, with extreme characters (especially Cluzet), they are more than credible. Sergi Lopez performance is unique: a subtle equilibrium between burlesque and tragedy.

The text is extremely well written and precise. Technically, the movie is very creative (I'm waiting for the next Benchetrit work).

Each time I see this movie, I love it more. rating: 10/10 as it is a cult movie to me


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