Gus (played by Guillaume Canet) suffers from narcolepsy. He falls asleep all the time and has dreams about supermen from comics (Van Damme would play one of these supermen, a short & secret appearance).

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Gus
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Paméla
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Lenny Bar
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Samuel Pupkin
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Guy Bennet
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Le père de Gus
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Kevin
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La jumelle patineuse
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Le jumeau patineur
Jean-Noël Brouté ...
Le docteur 70's
Lionel Abelanski ...
Le directeur du supermarché
Philippe Lefebvre ...
Le prof de gym
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L'animateur du karaté-show
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La fille "moitié des choses"
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La femme aux objets
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Gus (played by Guillaume Canet) suffers from narcolepsy. He falls asleep all the time and has dreams about supermen from comics (Van Damme would play one of these supermen, a short & secret appearance).

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Die wunderbare Welt des Gustave Klopp  »

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$823,258 (France) (10 December 2004)
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Despite _Jean-Claude Van Damme_, a native speaker of French, having a 20-year acting career behind him at the time this movie was released, this is actually his first French-speaking role. See more »

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References Double Impact (1991) See more »

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Fade to Grey
Written by Chris Payne, Midge Ure and Billy Currie (as Billie Currie)
Performed by Visage
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Too funny to sleep through.
18 September 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Gustave Klopp does a lot of dreaming. Born with an incurable "design flaw" (narcolepsy), stress causes him to fall fast asleep. So, understandably, he sleeps through most of school, being a teenager, dating, marrying, numerous jobs and having a mortgage.

But his sickness finally provides meaning to his life when he starts turning his dreams (heavily influenced by his father's love of American action movies) into comic books. His therapy group of misfits love his stories, but his therapist, his wife and his best friend all have ulterior motives and Gustave has to wake up to reality, or lose everything.

The film is quirky, funny and populated with eccentric characters with big dreams and thwarted ambitions. A surreal comedy that is also poignant and cruel.


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