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Les acteurs (2000)

A self-conscious and self-referential adventure into the (pretend) lives of legendary actors in Paris.

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Bertrand Blier

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Bertrand Blier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Arditi ... Pierre Arditi
Josiane Balasko ... André Dussollier 2
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Jean-Paul Belmondo
François Berléand ... François Nègre
Dominique Blanc ... Geneviève
Claude Brasseur ... Claude Brasseur
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Jean-Claude Brialy
Alain Delon ... Alain Delon
Gérard Depardieu ... Gérard Depardieu
Albert Dupontel ... L'officier de police
André Dussollier ... André Dussollier
Jacques François ... Jacques François
Sami Frey ... Sami Frey
Michel Galabru ... L'acteur exécuté
Ticky Holgado ... Le clochard cul-de-jatte
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A self-conscious and self-referential adventure into the (pretend) lives of legendary actors in Paris.

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 April 2000 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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A Tribute to French Actors and French Cinema
24 July 2001 | by OresteSee all my reviews

_Les Acteurs_ is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute to French actors and their cinema.

Supported by a solid reflection about cinema and acting (the fourth wall, the hidden cameras, to play or not to play), the story of this film in which most of those famous actors play their own role (not to be mixed up with living their life in front of the camera - the film is not voyeur) is quite vague, and follows the actors in series of episodes which make the film quite amusing. As André Dussolier quits the film and leaves Josiane Balasko to play his part (great actress, she's hilariously serious especially when, in Dussolier's role, she bitches about herself), as actors run in each other on the street, asking for autographs, as fights and gossip happen, we recognize pastiche of other scenes in which each (or others) have played.

Actually, for whoever does not know the actors (most of them being at least in their 50s) or does not know French Cinema, this movie has less interest, since most of the references will be missed, but it will still offer a good track of reflection on aging, on acting, on public life...


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