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Janis and John (2003)

Janis et John (original title)
Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".

Director:

Samuel Benchetrit
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Cluzet ... Walter Kingkate
Sergi López ... Pablo Sterni
Marie Trintignant ... Brigitte Sterni
Christopher Lambert ... Léon
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... M. Cannon
Amparo Soler Leal ... La mère de Pablo
Sacha Aubart Sacha Aubart ... Jérémie Sterni
Basile Leroux Basile Leroux ... Bobby
Eric Hervé Eric Hervé ... Freddy
Reynald Tescaro Reynald Tescaro ... Miki
Patrick Dietsch Patrick Dietsch ... Johnny Rassov
Michel Berry Michel Berry ... Victor Artie
Benamar Siba Benamar Siba ... Bébé
Bruno Rozenker Bruno Rozenker ... Garagiste 1
Bernie Bonvoisin Bernie Bonvoisin ... Garagiste 2
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Storyline

Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming".

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Comedy

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 October 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Janis and John See more »

Filming Locations:

Cergy, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$963,857 (France), 17 October 2003
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Walter punches Pablo in the restaurant and then Pablo gets up, his sleeve is up. At the next shot his sleeve is normal. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a short scene in English in which Brigitte's band discuss their (lack of) love life. See more »

Soundtracks

If You Should Love Me
Performed by Ten Years After
Written by Alvin Lee
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You'd better go and buy the O.S.T.
26 February 2005 | by rainking_esSee all my reviews

"Janis et John" begins with kind of a criticism of the modern life, and ends with such a parabola about love and loneliness. But that only takes us 10 or 15 minutes… in between we got a not very brilliant comedy, with an absurd plot, and such ridiculous dialogs ("¿In which band did Lennon play? Was it the Stones?"). A great soundtrack and a bunch of nice actors. There's nothing else to tell about one of the last works of Marie Trintignant (before his boyfriend beat her to death). Maybe "Janis et john" is not the best epitaph for an actress, but it definitely shows the talent of Marie.

My rate: 5/10


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