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S'en fout la mort (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 September 1990 (France)
Dah and Jocelyn come from Benin, Africa, to coach their rooster, "S'en fout la mort", for an illicit cock-fight in the basement of a restaurant.

Director:

Claire Denis
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Cast

Cast overview:
Isaach De Bankolé ... Dah
Alex Descas ... Jocelyn
Solveig Dommartin ... Toni
Christopher Buchholz ... Michel
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Pierre Ardennes
Christa Lang Christa Lang ... Toni's mother
Gilbert Felmar Gilbert Felmar ... TiEmile
Daniel Bellus Daniel Bellus ... Henri
François Oloa Biloa François Oloa Biloa ... François
Pipo Sarguera Pipo Sarguera ... Pipo
Alain Banicles Alain Banicles ... Inspector
Valérie Monnet Valérie Monnet ... The girl
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Natives of Benin and the West Indies, Dah and Jocelyn form a fine team. Dah is convinced that this time, luck smiles on them. They begin working for a restauranteur who organizes clandestine cockfights in the basement of his establishment. Confined all day long in the restaurant's basement, they train their rooster, a future champion named "S'en fout la mort". Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 September 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Al diavolo la morte See more »

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Cinéa,NEF Diffusion See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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The cockfights
24 March 2009 | by jeromezoneSee all my reviews

I worked on this film as an extra and it was a pleasure to meet the fantastic talent in the film. Isaach was a delight and it was great to meet the late, great Jean-Claude Brialy, who had us often in stitches during the breaks. But the sheer brilliance of watching Ms. Denis at work was unforgettable. I would also like to point out that the cockfights in the film look very real but in filming them it was executed so well that no harm was ever done to any animals. It took many, many hours of shooting and many takes to make it look real - and lots of fake blood. Of course they were put into the ring and they hopped around on each other and began to get aggressive but then it would be stopped. Thus the words "no animals were harmed during the making of this film" is true. It was important to show that this type of thing was going on at the time (many people didn't believe it), and how brutal it was.


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