Playing Dead (Je fais le mort)


Bay Theatre - Suttons Bay Fri, Jul 25, 2014 7:00 PM
Sponsored by: Entertainment Partners
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sat, Aug 2, 2014 9:00 PM
Sponsored by: Yoga for Health Education, LLC, Center for Conscious Living
Film Info
Movies Around the Bay
Release Year:2013
Runtime:104 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:François Damiens
Géraldine Nakache
Lucien Jean-Baptiste
Anne Le Ny
Jean-Marie Winling
Kévin Azaïs
Director:Jean-Paul Salomé
Produced by:Michel Saint-Jean
Screenwriter:Jean-Paul Salomé
Cinematography:Pascal Ridao
Editing By:Sylvie Lager
Music By:Bruno Coulais


This witty, Agatha Christie-style whodunit stars Belgian-born François Damiens as a wisecracking, likeable lug of the Vince Vaughn variety. Damiens is divorced and broke, eeking out a living acting in ads for diarrhea medicine, but over 20 years ago, he won the coveted César award for Most Promising Actor. He’s talented—he just annoys everyone by turning each role into an elaborate method acting exercise. Then he lands a job in the French Alps playing the victims in a homicide reenactment (French courts use reenactments to test the plausibility of case facts). While working the new gig, he falls for the attractive, no-nonsense magistrate in charge, and stumbles into helping her solve the crime he’s there to reenact. This smart, frequently funny caper comedy is the complete package: great acting, beautiful scenery, and a playful score.