Pas de repos pour les braves

a film by Alain Guiraudie

DRAMA | 2003 | France, Austria | 107 min | Französisch | Color | 35mm

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First of all there is Basile Matin, a young boy who dreamt of Fafatao-Laoupo, symbol of the penultimate sleep...Now he knows that he will die if he ever falls asleep again in his life. The problem is, that at his age you still like to think that you have your life before you. And then there is Igor, another type altogether. He works a little and studies almost not at all... But he doesn’t have any money and he’s bored. That is why Basile’s story is terribly interesting to him, even if he doesn’t really understand it. Finally there is also Johnny Got. A little bit of a free-lance journalist, a little bit of a detective, pretty much a dare-devil and someone who likes to stick his nose in things that don’t concern him... Basile’s case in particular interests him so much he’ll go looking for him.
Cast: >Thomas Suire, Thomas Blanchard, Laurent Soffiati, Vincent Martin

Director: Alain GuiraudieScreenplay: Alain GuiraudieCamera: Antoine HeberléEditing: Pierre MolinMusic: Teppaz et NazSound: Sylvain GirardeauArt Direction: Eric MoulardCostumes: Karine Vintache
Production: Nathalie Eybrard & Jean-Philippe Labadie
Funding: Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmfonds Wien, CANAL+, ORF, arte, Backup Films, Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées, Conseil Régional Aquitaine, Conseil Général des Landes - PROCIREP, Shellac

Worldsales: The Coproduction Office - Philippe Bober
Prix Ciné FX - Festival du Film Francophone, Namur 2003
Best Film 2003 - Village Voice, New York 2004

Viennale 2003 
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 2003
Cannes Director´s Fortnight
Yokohama French Filmfestival
Vila de Conde International Filmfestival
Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival
Sarajevo Film Festival
Vancouver International Filmfestival
FI du Film Francophone de Namur
Pusan Filmfestival
Festival Nouveaux Cinema Montreal
Bergen International Filmfestival
London International Filmfestival
Cardiff Screen Festival (Wales)
Dublin Cinefrance / Irish Film Institute
Taipei Golden Horse International Filmfestival
Beyrouth European Film Festival
Zero ern comportamento Filmfestival
Göteborg Film Festival
Cleveland Film Festival
French Filmweek Berlin
Tokyo - Semaine des Cahiers du Cinéma
Yokohama Film Festival
New York - Film Comments Selects
Philadelphia Film Festival
Providence French Film Festival
Istanbul Film Festival
Montreal Film Festival
Copenhagen Film Festival
Buenos Aires International Film Festival

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