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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

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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)

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

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Performed by John Lennon
Written by John Lennon
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Funny, moving and intelligent
25 November 2003 | by (Nemours, near Paris, France) – See all my reviews

In deep monetary trouble, a man must convince an old friend - an ex-LSD addict who believes he met Janis Joplin and John Lennon in the 70s - that his idols have come to visit him to make one last album, for which they will need money.

A highly intelligent script that is extremely well acted and both funny and moving at the same time. The fact that this was Marie Trintignant's last film makes it all the more moving as most of the storyline focuses on her character's transformation from meek housewife to all singing, Janis Joplin impersonating sensation. The performance is among her best and you almost forget that you are watching her play a role. This film is a must-see! I really hope it is released in England too!


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