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Playing Dead (2013)

Je fais le mort (original title)
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A has-been actor takes a job playing the victims in a homicide reenactment, where he sparks with the civil officer investigating the real-life crime.

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Jean-Paul Salomé

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Jean-Paul Salomé (scenario), Cécile Telerman (collaboration) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Damiens ... Jean Renault
Géraldine Nakache ... Noémie Desfontaines
Lucien Jean-Baptiste Lucien Jean-Baptiste ... Lieutenant Lamy
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Madame Jacky
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Michel Beauchatel
Kévin Azaïs ... Ludo
Nanou Garcia Nanou Garcia ... Zelda
Corentin Lobet ... Servaz
Judith Henry Judith Henry ... Caroline
Mathieu Barbet Mathieu Barbet ... Jeune flic sitcom
Cécile Telerman Cécile Telerman ... Réalisatrice sitcom
Antoine Salomé Antoine Salomé ... Assistant sitcom
Éric Naggar Éric Naggar ... Max Keffelian, l'agent
Caroline Filipek Caroline Filipek ... Femme publicité
Camille Saint-Jean Camille Saint-Jean ... Fils Jean
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A has-been actor takes a job playing the victims in a homicide reenactment, where he sparks with the civil officer investigating the real-life crime.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 December 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Playing Dead See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$772,878
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

L'Italiano
Lyrics by Cristiano Minellono
Music by Toto Cutugno (as Salvatore Cutugno)
©1983 NUMBER TWO EDIZIONI MUSICALI SRL / EDIZIONI CURCI SRL / STAR SRL - Milano (Italie)
Avec l'aimable autorisation de Cruci France
Performed by Toto Cutugno (uncredited)
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A Very Entertaining French Film!
26 September 2018 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

The film is about an out of work Parisian actor, Jean, who gets a job in a reenactment. Jean has to travel to somewhere in France. Jean gets caught up in the mystery behind the crime in itself with the locals. The actors stay at a local hotel together. The film is quite entertaining and different from other films. Jean played the dead victim and helped solve the crime. The cast is first rate and the art direction is beautiful with French scenery. If you love French films, you can include this in your collection.


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