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Janis and John (2003)

Janis et John (original title)
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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$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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Where is my mind
Performed by Pixies (as The Pixies)
Written by Frank Black
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Influence of American culture on French media
18 November 2008 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

The influence of American culture on French media is huge.Most of the French people are passionate about English books,cinema and music.This is because of the fact that American troops were stationed in France on many occasions and their presence has left an indelible mark on the psyche of most of the French people who are not satisfied with what is produced in their country in the fields of arts and culture.This is the reason why since a long time Hollywood cinema is able to dominate cinema culture all over France.Janis and John is a good example of domination of Anglo Saxon culture over French culture.All credit must go to director Samuel Benchetrit for making a film about how French people view two of the most popular musical legends.Janis and John is an intelligent film as it has its own fair share of laughs.It has not been able to become a cult film despite the fact that it was one of the last films in which Marie Trintignant played a leading role before her untimely death.One of the most troublesome aspect of this film is the lack of good music whether in the form of some good songs or some good background score.The positive aspect of this film is the impeccable acting from versatile actors such as Jean Louis Trintignant,Sergi Lopez and François Cluzet.


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