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The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp (2004)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillaume Canet ... Gus
Zabou Breitman ... Paméla
Benoît Poelvoorde ... Lenny Bar
Guillaume Gallienne ... Samuel Pupkin
François Berléand ... Guy Bennet
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Le père de Gus
Vincent Rottiers ... Kevin
Léa Drucker ... La jumelle patineuse
Gilles Lellouche ... Le jumeau patineur
Jean-Noël Brouté Jean-Noël Brouté ... Le docteur 70's
Lionel Abelanski ... Le directeur du supermarché
Philippe Lefebvre Philippe Lefebvre ... Le prof de gym
Laurent Lafitte ... L'animateur du karaté-show
Mélanie Doutey ... La fille "moitié des choses"
Anne Marivin ... La femme aux objets
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Details

Official Sites:

Mars Distribution [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 December 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die wunderbare Welt des Gustave Klopp See more »

Filming Locations:

Chantilly, Oise, France

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,335,691
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 Lost Highway (1997) See more »

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Too funny to sleep through.
18 September 2006 | by TashCSee 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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