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J'ai pas sommeil (1994)

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Release Date
• USA: Aug 11, 1995

Running Time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Country France, Switzerland

Studio Agora, Arena Films, Films de Mindif, France 3 Cinema, Franco London Films, M6 Films, Orsans Productions, Pyramide Productions, Vega Film

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Other Titles
• J'ai pas sommeil
• I Can't Sleep (1994)
• I'm Not Sleepy (1994)



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Genre: Thriller, Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Murder, Disturbing, True Story, Drugs, Serial Killer, Prostitution, Melodrama, Urban

Plot: A group of unrelated characters converges in the Paris of the mid-1980s. Beautiful Daiga arrives at the end of her journey by car from Lithuania just as the city is in the grips of a frightening string of murders, casually perpetrated by Camille--a black gay drifter--and his white lover. Theo is a struggling immigrant father of a small child, fixated on returning to Martinique, perpetually struggling with his French wife, Mona. As these disparate yet surprisingly similar stories begin to mesh, Denis’s unflinching eye, color-saturated urban cinematography, and glacial pacing create a sort of inverted thriller in which the real mysteries are the struggling inner lives of the protagonists, not the crimes being committed in the foreground. The wandering interactions of the characters, the indifferent violence of the murders, and the tensions echoing below the surface of every interaction and gesture combine to create an abstract yet relentless image of urban self-absorption and identities in flux.

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 Directed by
Claire Denis
Trouble Every Day, Good Work, Chocolat
 Written by
Claire Denis
Medina, El, Venus Beauty Salon, Trouble Every Day
 Cast
Yekaterina Golubeva
Pola X, Twentynine Palms, The Intruder
Richard Courcet
Good Work, Clubbed to Death
Alex Descas
Coffee and Cigarettes, Irma Vep, Trouble Every Day
Irina Grjebina
Une affaire d'hommes
Tolsty
Ronin, Un indien dans la ville
Line Renaud
Chaos, Ripoux contre ripoux, Belle maman
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 Music By
John Pattison
Smoking/No Smoking



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