Gus (played by Guillaume Canet) suffers from narcolepsy. He falls asleep all the time and has dreams about supermen from comics (Van Damme would play one of these supermen, a short & secret appearance).
Stars global martial arts & actor Jean-Claude Van Damme playing "Jean-Claude Van Damme", a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of "Johnson" as the ... See full summary »
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
At nearly an hour long this documentary takes us Dans La Peau De Jean-Claude Van Damme (under the skin of...). We see him talking with his agents, film industry folk and some other stars, we also get to hear what his wife thinks of dedicated film profession and why he is such a good family man. He also tells us about how he worked with Chuck Norris, met Jackie Chan in HK for five minutes (while Van Damme was still unknown) and how hard it was to break into the film industry. He even admits he has done some very bad movies in his time, but states there are some very good ones as well.
This was only shown on french TV back in 2003 and has french language only (no English subtitles). I managed to obtain a copy (without knowing francais, and it was very hard to follow). About two months later I managed to obtain a copy which did have English subtitles (some fan had translated the language) and the picture quality was grade A (salvation at last...thank you).
A truly excellent documentary indeed.
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