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Playing Dead
A film by Jean-Paul Salomé

104 minutes, fiction, color, French with English subtitles, 2013
DVD packaged in a certified Green Forestry eco pack


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Synopsis

Jean, a 40-year-old unemployed actor, has hit rock bottom. Insufferably clueless and egotistical, his over-the-top "method" acting and high-maintenance personality have gotten him fired from countless jobs. At the unemployment office, his counselor sets him up with a rather odd job: helping the police reconstruct crime scenes by standing in for the dead victim.

Jean's obsession for detail impresses the beautiful chief investigator, allowing him to take a leading role in a double-murder investigation at a ritzy ski resort.


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Reviews

"A witty, Agatha Christie-style whodunit...smart and frequently funny!" - The Hollywood Reporter

"A suspenseful whodunit rich with twists and turns. Filming the crime reenactment as though it were a movie shoot, Salomé slyly juxtaposes the worlds of forensics and filmmaking, and the result is a rare, uproarious murder mystery." - Rendez-vous at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

"Witty and funny." - Examiner.com

"It stars the very popular Belgian comedian/actor François Damiens in the kind of role at which he excels: the very annoying, full-of-himself, and can't-seem-to-help-it provocateur." - Trust Movies

"Truly unique, and quite funny." - Video Tapeworm


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