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Dead Tired (1994)

Grosse fatigue (original title)
R | | Comedy | 12 July 1995 (USA)
What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Blanc

Writers:

Michel Blanc (scenario and dialogue), Bertrand Blier (original idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Blanc ... Michel Blanc / Patrick Olivier
Carole Bouquet ... Carole Bouquet
Philippe Noiret ... Philippe Noiret
Josiane Balasko ... Josiane Balasko
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Marie-Anne Chazel
Christian Clavier ... Christian Clavier
Guillaume Durand ... Guillaume Durand
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Charlotte Gainsbourg
David Hallyday ... David Hallyday
Estelle Lefébure ... Estelle Hallyday (as Estelle Hallyday)
Gérard Jugnot ... Gérard Jugnot
Dominique Lavanant Dominique Lavanant ... Dominique Lavanant
Thierry Lhermitte ... Thierry Lhermitte
Mathilda May ... Mathilda May
Roman Polanski ... Roman Polanski
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Storyline

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. What defines a famous person? Is it their public self or their private self? What is the public's legitimate claim on their fame? With the glitterati of French Cinema starring as themselves, the anonymous faces in the audience gain a glimpse into the downside of public recognition. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Miramax [United States]

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

12 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Tired See more »

Filming Locations:

Luberon, Vaucluse, France See more »

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Gross USA:

$551,359
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Dolby

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Color (Fujicolor)
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References French Fried Vacation (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Pomp and Circumstances Marches (Opus 39 no. 2 in D major)
Composed by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
EMI Records
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French Humor
12 June 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Cannes, the director and actor Michel Blanc is accused of sexual abuse by an actress and arrested. His friend Carole Bouquet decides to help him and they find his perfect double Patrick Olivier in the countryside of France. Patrick accepts minor jobs posing of Michel Blanc and when the farce is disclosed, he offers to replace Michel Clanc while he enjoys vacation. When Michel Blanc returns, he cannot prove who he is.

"Grosse fatigue" is a cult French comedy with the cameo and minor participation of famous people from the cinema industry including Roman Polanski. The storyline is original but the humor is unfunny, suitable only for French audiences. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Estressadíssimo" ("Under Great Stress")


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