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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 »

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... Térésa
... Ben
Martin Petit-Guyot ... Ducon
Patrick Catalifo ... Boris
Gérard Loussine ... Abel
Jean-Michel Fête ... Nico, man with AIDS
Zazie ... Jeanne / Hélène
Jeanne Casilas ... Marie
Florence Darel ... Line
Jean-Jacques Vanier ... Georges
Claude Duparfait ... Le flic
Marc Andréoni ... L'inspecteur IGS
... La responsable d'identification
Jacques Seiler ... Le passeur
Franck Manzoni ... L'orateur
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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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6 January 1999 (France)  »

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Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday  »

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$4,488, 23 April 2000, Limited Release

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$4,488, 23 April 2000
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A controversial subject.
28 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

For reasons that are beyond me, French cinema seems to come with movies about such controversial subjects quite often (although they also produce more "mainstream" movies, believe me). If you are willing to watch a movie dealing with love, sex, AIDS and death and where the limits between good and evil are systematically blurred, this one does quite a clever job. If not, you have been warned.

P.S: Don't believe all this is normal behaviour in France...


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