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Dead Tired (1994)

Grosse fatigue (original title)
R | | Comedy | 12 July 1995 (USA)
What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Blanc

Writers:

Michel Blanc (scenario and dialogue), Bertrand Blier (original idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Blanc ... Michel Blanc / Patrick Olivier
Carole Bouquet ... Carole Bouquet
Philippe Noiret ... Philippe Noiret
Josiane Balasko ... Josiane Balasko
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Marie-Anne Chazel
Christian Clavier ... Christian Clavier
Guillaume Durand ... Guillaume Durand
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Charlotte Gainsbourg
David Hallyday David Hallyday ... David Hallyday
Estelle Lefébure ... Estelle Hallyday (as Estelle Hallyday)
Gérard Jugnot ... Gérard Jugnot
Dominique Lavanant Dominique Lavanant ... Dominique Lavanant
Thierry Lhermitte ... Thierry Lhermitte
Mathilda May ... Mathilda May
Roman Polanski ... Roman Polanski
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Storyline

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. What defines a famous person? Is it their public self or their private self? What is the public's legitimate claim on their fame? With the glitterati of French Cinema starring as themselves, the anonymous faces in the audience gain a glimpse into the downside of public recognition. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Miramax [United States]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

12 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Tired See more »

Filming Locations:

Luberon, Vaucluse, France See more »

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Gross USA:

$551,359
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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Connections

References French Fried Vacation (1978) See more »

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No Limit
Written by A. Dells, R.L. Slijngaard, P. Wilde, J.P. de Coster
Performed by 2 Unlimited
Disc Scorpio
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Excellent rapport and riposte between actors. Worth the watch.
11 January 2004 | by thorenjSee all my reviews

This was fairly light film, but very funny and entertaining, with excellent acting by the main actors/actresses. I particularly like the sharp riposte that Carlole Bouquet serves up to Michel Blanc on regular occasions as she shepherds him through his problems. The banter between those two was so well written and spoken that I had to go back and listen to it many times.


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