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Janis and John (2003)

Janis et John (original title)
Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".

Director:

Samuel Benchetrit
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Cluzet ... Walter Kingkate
Sergi López ... Pablo Sterni
Marie Trintignant ... Brigitte Sterni
Christopher Lambert ... Léon
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... M. Cannon
Amparo Soler Leal ... La mère de Pablo
Sacha Aubart Sacha Aubart ... Jérémie Sterni
Basile Leroux Basile Leroux ... Bobby
Eric Hervé Eric Hervé ... Freddy
Reynald Tescaro Reynald Tescaro ... Miki
Patrick Dietsch Patrick Dietsch ... Johnny Rassov
Michel Berry Michel Berry ... Victor Artie
Benamar Siba Benamar Siba ... Bébé
Bruno Rozenker Bruno Rozenker ... Garagiste 1
Bernie Bonvoisin Bernie Bonvoisin ... Garagiste 2
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Storyline

Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 October 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Janis and John See more »

Filming Locations:

Cergy, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$963,857 (France), 17 October 2003
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

When Pablo, Brigitte and Walter are in the Chinese restaurant, Walter finishes his aperitif in one gulp upon receiving it. However, when Pablo suggests a toast, Walter's glass is full when he picks it up. Then, he puts it down, empty, although he has not drunk from it. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a short scene in English in which Brigitte's band discuss their (lack of) love life. See more »

Soundtracks

I Sing
Performed by The Keatles
Written by S. Bench
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Funny, moving and intelligent
25 November 2003 | by wrb1See all my reviews

In deep monetary trouble, a man must convince an old friend - an ex-LSD addict who believes he met Janis Joplin and John Lennon in the 70s - that his idols have come to visit him to make one last album, for which they will need money.

A highly intelligent script that is extremely well acted and both funny and moving at the same time. The fact that this was Marie Trintignant's last film makes it all the more moving as most of the storyline focuses on her character's transformation from meek housewife to all singing, Janis Joplin impersonating sensation. The performance is among her best and you almost forget that you are watching her play a role. This film is a must-see! I really hope it is released in England too!


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