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I Can't Sleep (1994)

J'ai pas sommeil (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 18 May 1994 (France)
Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of ... See full summary »

Director:

Claire Denis

Writers:

Jean-Pol Fargeau (screenplay), Claire Denis (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yekaterina Golubeva ... Daiga (as Katerina Golubeva)
Richard Courcet Richard Courcet ... Camille
Vincent Dupont Vincent Dupont ... Raphaël
Laurent Grévill Laurent Grévill ... le docteur
Alex Descas ... Théo
Irina Grjebina Irina Grjebina ... Mina
Tolsty Tolsty ... Vassili
Line Renaud ... Ninon
Béatrice Dalle ... Mona
Ira Mandella-Paul Ira Mandella-Paul ... Little Harry
Sophie Simon Sophie Simon ... Alice, Mona's Sister
Danielle van Bercheycke Danielle van Bercheycke ... Fleur
Patrick Grandperret Patrick Grandperret ... Abel
Fabienne Mai Fabienne Mai ... 3rd Victim
Alice Hurtaux Alice Hurtaux ... 2nd Victim
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Storyline

Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of these three people might be connected to the serial "Granny Killer" who has been terrorizing Paris for a while. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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Evil exists where least expected.


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France | Germany | Switzerland

Language:

French | Russian | English

Release Date:

18 May 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm Not Sleepy See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Gross USA:

$111,015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Camille, the old women's killer, was inspired by Thierry Paulin. See more »

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References Le costaud des Épinettes (1923) See more »

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Relax ay Voo
Performed by Dean Martin and Line Renaud
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Le demimonde of Paris made up of uprooted souls and outcasts
22 December 2006 | by cesar-52See all my reviews

You might have to be a foreigner to understand the plight of not belonging to the main culture of a country. The characters portrayed are deracine from their native countries, attracted by the promised land of capitalism, functioning mainly in the twilight hours of Paris, where they are mainly prey for sexual predators. Exploitation of these immigrants continue as it was in colonial times, except this time is not so overt. The illusion of freedom is thin. The impossibility of communication thick. Interacial affairs doomed, as are their children. Pretty bleak, but portrayed with sensitivity by Denis who shows us the underside and post effects of colonialism in contemporary Paris.


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