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Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998)

J'aimerais pas crever un dimanche (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 6 January 1999 (France)
Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, ... See full summary »

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Didier Le Pêcheur

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Élodie Bouchez ... Térésa
Jean-Marc Barr ... Ben
Martin Petit-Guyot Martin Petit-Guyot ... Ducon
Patrick Catalifo Patrick Catalifo ... Boris
Gérard Loussine Gérard Loussine ... Abel
Jean-Michel Fête Jean-Michel Fête ... Nico, man with AIDS
Zazie Zazie ... Jeanne / Hélène
Jeanne Casilas Jeanne Casilas ... Marie
Florence Darel Florence Darel ... Line
Jean-Jacques Vanier Jean-Jacques Vanier ... Georges
Claude Duparfait Claude Duparfait ... Le flic
Marc Andréoni ... L'inspecteur IGS
Dominique Frot ... La responsable d'identification
Jacques Seiler Jacques Seiler ... Le passeur
Franck Manzoni Franck Manzoni ... L'orateur
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Storyline

Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, she is resurrected -how shall I say?- in Ben's arms (that part based on a true story). From this starting point, the film revolves around the interactions between them and Boris (orgy fan), Abdel (no sentimental life), Ducon (wants to kill himself), Nico (dying of AIDS), etc... A social study of the 90s with heavy references to sex and death. Written by JML

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Drama

Certificate:

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Ben watches Ben # 1
1 July 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I generally like French films. I do recall that I liked Harrison's Flowers, which was also written by Didier Le Pêcheur. This one; not so much.

Maybe you think it is going somewhere despite the fact that Ben works in a morgue, and has the usual aberrant sexual habit that one would associate with that environment. Térésa comes in OD'd, nice looking, and you just figure Ben is going to do something. he comes out screaming with his pants down and you know what happened.

OK, his wife has had it. She puts up with his sadomasochism and orgies, but this is just over the top. But, hey, Térésa hangs around. What's up with that, girl? Ben is just letting people float by him like corpses. His life is just a mess, and he's so freaking depressed that he bums me out! I just couldn't handle it. The guy has not heart. You know that thing above your cock and to the left. Nothing there. Depressing. Never gets any better. Bummer.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 January 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,488, 23 April 2000

Gross USA:

$4,488
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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