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Playing Dead (2013)

Je fais le mort (original title)
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A has-been actor takes a job playing the victims in a homicide reenactment, where he sparks with the civil officer investigating the real-life crime.

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Jean-Paul Salomé

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Jean-Paul Salomé (scenario), Cécile Telerman (collaboration) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
François Damiens ... Jean Renault
Géraldine Nakache ... Noémie Desfontaines
Lucien Jean-Baptiste Lucien Jean-Baptiste ... Lieutenant Lamy
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Madame Jacky
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Michel Beauchatel
Kévin Azaïs ... Ludo
Nanou Garcia Nanou Garcia ... Zelda
Corentin Lobet ... Servaz
Judith Henry Judith Henry ... Caroline
Mathieu Barbet Mathieu Barbet ... Jeune flic sitcom
Cécile Telerman Cécile Telerman ... Réalisatrice sitcom
Antoine Salomé Antoine Salomé ... Assistant sitcom
Éric Naggar Éric Naggar ... Max Keffelian, l'agent
Caroline Filipek Caroline Filipek ... Femme publicité
Camille Saint-Jean Camille Saint-Jean ... Fils Jean
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A has-been actor takes a job playing the victims in a homicide reenactment, where he sparks with the civil officer investigating the real-life crime.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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L'Italiano
Lyrics by Cristiano Minellono
Music by Toto Cutugno (as Salvatore Cutugno)
©1983 NUMBER TWO EDIZIONI MUSICALI SRL / EDIZIONI CURCI SRL / STAR SRL - Milano (Italie)
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Cruci France
Performed by Toto Cutugno (uncredited)
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A snowy and funny Cluedo (screen)
3 January 2014 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

Well, after nearly 700 reviews and 10 years writing them, i reach the conclusion that there are really two (living) actresses who moves me deeply : outside my homeland, Noomi Rapace is the one and as a French, Geraldine Nakache (and not Pailhas) wins the medal : she can be as gloomy as she can be funny ; she has a sweet voice and she is totally cute ! Here, she teams up with François Damiens and like his Belgium compatriots Poolvorde and De France, he has this little something that makes him simple, natural and engaging. So, reuniting this cast is the guaranteed formula for a great movie for me and they could have done whatever, i will appreciate the result in all cases.

But, here, the movie offers an original twist with the recruiting an actor to do criminal re-enactment. This is really a great discovery to play with as the essence of acting is indeed to take place of somebody else. Sure, with this, you can put needful insight for an investigation and the movie really lives on with that. As the game that inspired my title, the audience is caught with solving the crime and identifying the murderer !

The definitive excellent inspiration was to choose a splendid and natural location in the high mountains and in addition at the best season (winter). So, the wood building, the snow, the pines are a beautiful change from the usual shooting of Paris and country that french cinema keeps delivering.

Thanks for everyone (and especially Geraldine) involved in making this movie a such great gift for this Christmas 2013 !


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French

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11 December 2013 (France) See more »

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$772,878
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