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 The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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The Edge
Written by David Axlerod (as David Axelrod)
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Hilarious ambitious and crazy movie looking like no other...
15 July 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

After Atomik Circus, the hyperactive Belgian Benoît Poelvoorde is yet again jumping with young directors and writers in a crazy movie with lots of pace, plenty of ideas and references, a lot of humor (JC Van Damme laughing at the image of himself that was built and then that has spread to all french-speakers in the world after several interviews and comments he made when on drugs again and again, several crazy TV appearances saying stupid things absurd semi-philosophical metaphorical sentences in a very pedantic tone while they meant nothing because he was stoned etc...) and some critics made about current society with wit, discretely etc...He succeeds at making his crazily pathetic character very touching and above all hilarious as always...

Fantastic cast : Guillaume Canet, Zabou Breitman (= two directors ), Benoît Poelvoorde as Lenny Bar (there is a game of words with this name in French so that when you pronounce his character's surname + last name it sounds as if you've said : "the boobs"...Stupid right now but funny during some scenes in the movie...LOL!), Guillaume Gallienne of the "Comédie Française" (from 'Monsieur Ibrahim' which won a prize at the Mostra de Venezia with Omar Sharif and introducing Pierre Boulanger...), a small but very funny part for Gilles Lellouche's girl Mélanie Doutey as a girl who only sees half of things, a funny part for Lellouche himself as one of the bounty hunters/ice-skaters twins next to Léa Drucker (who has played in each of Aurouet & Lellouche's two short-films...), François Berléand is good in this kind of cynical roles as always, Jean-Pierre Cassel (yep, Vincent and Cécile's father...) is coming back stronger than ever with both this movie and the great but under-rated "Virgil" in which he was even better...etc...

Oh and don't blink to catch Guillaume Canet's 6 years wife at the time (they're not together anymore) make a small kind of cameo appearance as a nightclubber at some point in the movie...LOL

Just go see it!


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