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The Lion Sleeps Tonight (2017)

Le lion est mort ce soir (original title)
Jean, a veteran actor trapped by his past, is installed in secret in an abandoned mansion in the South of France where Juliette, the great love of his life, used to lived long time ago. A ... See full summary »

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Nobuhiro Suwa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Jean
Pauline Etienne ... Juliette
Jules Langlade Jules Langlade ... Jules
Adrien Cuccureddu Adrien Cuccureddu ... Tom
Adrien Bianchi Adrien Bianchi ... Adrien
Louis Bianchi Louis Bianchi ... Louis
Romain Mathey Romain Mathey ... Romain
Mathis Nicolle Mathis Nicolle ... Mathis
Coline Pichon-Le Maître Coline Pichon-Le Maître ... Coline
Emmanuelle Pichon-Le Maître Emmanuelle Pichon-Le Maître ... Emmanuelle
Rafaèle Gelblat Rafaèle Gelblat ... Rafaèle
Lou-Ann Mazeau-Guéguen Lou-Ann Mazeau-Guéguen ... Lou-Ann
Arthur Harari Arthur Harari ... Le projectionniste
Maud Wyler ... Céline, la mère de Jules
Noë Sampy Noë Sampy ... Yuki
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Jean, a veteran actor trapped by his past, is installed in secret in an abandoned mansion in the South of France where Juliette, the great love of his life, used to lived long time ago. A group of children discover the same house, the perfect location to shoot a horror movie. Jean and the kids will finally meet face to face and become very close friends. Written by jsanchez

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A magical pictue in so many ways.
25 June 2019 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

As the star of Truffaut's "Les Quatre Cents Coups," Jean-Pierre Leaud was guaranteed his place in film history from the very beginning. However, unlike other child actors, he has gone on to have a long and lustrous career in cinema working with some of the best directors of the last fifty years. Now aged 75, he made "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" two years ago playing, and playing magnificently, an aging actor, (a variation of himself, I'm sure), making a comeback for a young auteur but finding instead that he's caught up in a very different kind of film being made by a group of young children around a decaying mansion.

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was directed by the Japanese director Nobuhiro Suwa and can be viewed as a tribute to Leaud, to cinema and to childhood. It's both ambitious in its scope and deceptively simple, a beautifully shot valentine to those things Suwa clearly loves. Death is always present but there is also a great deal of life here, too. This is a magical picture in so many ways and it really shouldn't be missed.


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3 January 2018 (France) See more »

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