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Narco (2004)

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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1 December 2004 (France)  »

Also Known As:

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 The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Poelvoorde's search in mediocrity
17 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Don't misunderstand me. I liked the movie.

At first I was disappointed. I was mostly examining the flaws in the acting , the poverty of dialogues etc. And then, I don't know how, I was enjoying the film very much.

The way I see it, Poelvoorde's evolution in cinema is always aiming to get closer and closer to the poor simple guy, struggling to get a sense to his life. In that one we have three. Two are best friends, the third is Gus' wife. I won't spoil the story since I think it deserves to be seen, but they managed to give a true picture of very particular yet totally second-rate lives.

Despite the apparent poverty of the situation (except in Gus' dreams), there's a lot going on, many clichés and references to Tarantino's movie making as well. And Van Damme is perfect: a counsellor for a dumb clueless guy who thinks he's the best karateka in the world. I think he's got his place there too.

Pretty hard to get a clear opinion on this, there's a lot of mixed messages ... Once again I won't recommend it for people used to mainstream movies.

I gave it 8 out of 10


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