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Réalité (2014)

Unrated | | Comedy | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.

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Quentin Dupieux

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Quentin Dupieux
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alain Chabat ... Jason Tantra
Jonathan Lambert ... Bob Marshall
Élodie Bouchez ... Alice Tantra
Kyla Kenedy ... Reality
Jon Heder ... Dennis
Eric Wareheim ... Henri
John Glover ... Zog
Lola Delon Lola Delon ... Zog's Assistant
Matt Battaglia ... Mike
Susan Diol ... Gaby
Erik Passoja ... Billie
Jonathan Spencer ... Blue
Bambadjan Bamba ... Tony
Michel Hazanavicius ... Award Presenter
Roxane Mesquida ... Awards Hostess
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A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Diaphana Films [France]

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France | Belgium | USA

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French | English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reality See more »

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1.66 : 1
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Thomas Bangalter, one half of the band duo Daft Punk, makes a cameo appearance as a patient reading a magazine. See more »

Goofs

When Alain Chabat is going to his car to sleep, we can see him lower the seat and preparing his pillow, when he woke up from his dream, the seat is up and the pillow is not there anymore. See more »

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References Rubber (2010) See more »

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Music with Changing Parts
Music by Philip Glass
(C) 1970 Dunvagen Music Publishers
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dreaming both reality and fiction
23 January 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I first learned of Quentin Dupieux when I saw his 2010 absurdist black comedy "Rubber" (about a tire on a killing spree). Now comes "Réalité" ("Reality" in English), about a director who has to find the ideal groan of pain for a proposed movie. At least that's the main plot. Throughout the movie, reality, fiction and dreams keep overlapping so that you're not sure just what is real. David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive" is probably the only other movie that messes with your mind this much.

This movie won't be for everyone. You have to be willing to accept the repeated shift from apparent reality to fiction, often taking place simultaneously. Assuming that you enjoy a movie that deliberately confuses you, you'll like this one. It's not like anything that you've ever seen.

PS: Quentin Dupieux is an electronic musician who goes by Mr. Oizo (a corruption of the French word for bird).


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