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J'aimerais pas crever un dimanche (1998)

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 »

Director:

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 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 January 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,488, 23 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,488, 23 April 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Program 33 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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As fast as a heartbeat, as blue as death
18 June 2001 | by diztortedSee all my reviews

This film deals with themes that are some kind of taboo for some people, but at the end I thought it was just another film dealing with people and their fear of life. It is a film that tries to represent how life works for someone who doesn´t care for it.

This might sound interesting, in a way it is, the pace the music makes along with the blue tone of the environment, makes it a peculiar expression of life at the edge. Ben a man who hates his own life is capable to give and save the life of others. A cynical but disturbing fact.

By the end I left the theater wondering what´ve I just saw, I can´t say that I loved it, but certainly didn´t hate it.


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