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J'ai pas sommeil (1994)

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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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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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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Extended focus on nasty characters
29 December 2003 | by vyto34See all my reviews

Not a pretty picture. Glamorizes a gay black thug and his white accomplice. Pointless overall, although Yekaterina Golubeva is quite pretty and Line Renaud is a very charming grandmother-type. The few sparks produced these by two are just way outnumbered by the nasty stuff. Denis' fame does not make this into a good movie.


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