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The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp (2004)
"Narco" (original title)

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Gus (played by Guillaume Canet) suffers from narcolepsy. He falls asleep all the time and has dreams about supermen from comics (Van Damme would play one of these supermen, a short & secret appearance).

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Gus
Zabou Breitman ...
Paméla
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Lenny Bar
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Samuel Pupkin
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Guy Bennet
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Le père de Gus
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Kevin
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La jumelle patineuse
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Le jumeau patineur
Jean-Noël Brouté ...
Le docteur 70's
Lionel Abelanski ...
Le directeur du supermarché
Philippe Lefebvre ...
Le prof de gym
Laurent Lafitte ...
L'animateur du karaté-show
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La fille "moitié des choses"
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La femme aux objets
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Gus (played by Guillaume Canet) suffers from narcolepsy. He falls asleep all the time and has dreams about supermen from comics (Van Damme would play one of these supermen, a short & secret appearance).

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1 December 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Die wunderbare Welt des Gustave Klopp  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$823,258 (France) (10 December 2004)

Gross:

$3,183,132 (Europe) (10 December 2004)
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Poelvoorde's search in mediocrity
17 December 2004 | by (Brussels, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Don't misunderstand me. I liked the movie.

At first I was disappointed. I was mostly examining the flaws in the acting , the poverty of dialogues etc. And then, I don't know how, I was enjoying the film very much.

The way I see it, Poelvoorde's evolution in cinema is always aiming to get closer and closer to the poor simple guy, struggling to get a sense to his life. In that one we have three. Two are best friends, the third is Gus' wife. I won't spoil the story since I think it deserves to be seen, but they managed to give a true picture of very particular yet totally second-rate lives.

Despite the apparent poverty of the situation (except in Gus' dreams), there's a lot going on, many clichés and references to Tarantino's movie making as well. And Van Damme is perfect: a counsellor for a dumb clueless guy who thinks he's the best karateka in the world. I think he's got his place there too.

Pretty hard to get a clear opinion on this, there's a lot of mixed messages ... Once again I won't recommend it for people used to mainstream movies.

I gave it 8 out of 10


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