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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michel Blanc / Patrick Olivier
... Carole Bouquet
... Philippe Noiret
... Josiane Balasko
... Marie-Anne Chazel
... Christian Clavier
... Guillaume Durand
... Charlotte Gainsbourg
David Hallyday ... David Hallyday
... Estelle Hallyday (as Estelle Hallyday)
... Gérard Jugnot
Dominique Lavanant ... Dominique Lavanant
... Thierry Lhermitte
... Mathilda May
... Roman Polanski
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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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Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Traditional Music of the South - Collection musique et musicien du monde - title no 6
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French Humor
12 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

In Cannes, the director and actor Michel Blanc is accused of sexual abuse by an actress and arrested. His friend Carole Bouquet decides to help him and they find his perfect double Patrick Olivier in the countryside of France. Patrick accepts minor jobs posing of Michel Blanc and when the farce is disclosed, he offers to replace Michel Clanc while he enjoys vacation. When Michel Blanc returns, he cannot prove who he is.

"Grosse fatigue" is a cult French comedy with the cameo and minor participation of famous people from the cinema industry including Roman Polanski. The storyline is original but the humor is unfunny, suitable only for French audiences. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Estressadíssimo" ("Under Great Stress")


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