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Robert Mitchum Is Dead (2010)

Robert Mitchum est mort (original title)
Franky, an unemployed actor, is carried away by his manager Arsène, in a stolen car for what seems to be an appointment with Franky's idolized director above the Arctic Circle.
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Arsène
Cosme Castro ...
Franky (as Pablo Nicomedes)
Bakary Sangaré ...
Douglas
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Katia
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Le Texan / Ströller
Nils Utsi ...
Sarrineff
Wojciech Pszoniak ...
Le recteur de l'école (as Wojtek Pszoniak)
Ewelina Walendziak ...
L'étudiante polonaise
Maria Bock ...
La barmaid festival
Timothée Régnier ...
Le vendeur de voitures
Ulla Bogue ...
Momeuleu
Gilles Haezebrouck ...
Membre des Screamin' Kids
Cyril Haezebrouck ...
Membre des Screamin' Kids
Sarada Riefstahl ...
Membre des Screamin' Kids
Étienne Charry ...
Membre des Screamin' Kids
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Franky, an unemployed actor, is carried away by his manager Arsène, in a stolen car for what seems to be an appointment with Franky's idolized director above the Arctic Circle.

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"One of the greatest movie stars was Rin Tin Tin......
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.....It can't be much of a trick!" Mitchum is quoted in an early insert about his famous Rin-Tin-Tin sentence;but he is not mentioned once afterward ,which gives the movie a surrealistic feel.

An offbeat road movie,featuring Olivier Gourmet as a lousy manager and Pablo Nicomedes as an insomniac actor who mumbles more than he speaks .Both are in search of a director ,who ,they think,can take them to fame and fortune.

Frankie Pastor ,the would be thespian ,is rather limited since he can only play one scene in a movie made by their idol/director called "fatal angel" ;but to find him,they have to travel to the Arctic Circle where a film festival takes place ;but the further they travel ,the harder it is to meet this ghostly figure.

The ending might be a justification of the title :"I invest my money in oil" says Sarineff :because ,as Mrs Desmond in "Sunset blvd" said :"pictures got small" or because as M.Mitchum himself reportedly claimed :"The stars today are just masturbation images"?


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