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I Can't Sleep (1994)

J'ai pas sommeil (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 18 May 1994 (France)
A serial killer terrorizes Paris at night, but that doesn't stop Daïga and Théo from meeting up, and falling in love.

Director:

Claire Denis

Writers:

Jean-Pol Fargeau (screenplay), Claire Denis (screenplay)
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Danièle Van Bercheycke Danièle Van Bercheycke ... Fleur (as Danielle van Bercheycke)
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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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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

Connections

References Le costaud des Épinettes (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

A Whiter Shade of Pale
Music and Lyrics by Keith Reid, Gary Brooker and Matthew Fisher (uncredited)
Performed by Procol Harum
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evolution or destruction?
25 May 2008 | by ANCHINNSee all my reviews

By using any traffic system, you can go anytime, anywhere, anyway you like. This is called evolution. But in other way, that means you may surrounded by many strangers easily no matter what. No consideration if you like it or not. I call it destruction of human relations.

You can't deny thinking about it seeing this film. Cos it has scenes full of it. Distance between people, emptiness of the civilization.

We have to be separated cos they wanted us that way. So they can easily control. We've been cut out from our own lives and pasted on a huge system just to run it.

Not enough lines, but silence speaks. I like these kind of smart film. Hail Ozu.


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Country:

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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$111,015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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