Playing dead

Playing dead
Je fais le mort

A film by Jean-Paul Salomé

2013 France - Comedy


Jean, a forty-year-old struggling out-of-work actor, has hit rock bottom. Although open to any kind of work, he can't get a break. At the unemployment office, his counselor has a rather odd proposal: he can get a job helping the police reconstruct crime scenes, by standing in for the dead victim. Jean's obsession for detail impresses the detectives, allowing him to take a leading role in a sensitive investigation in Megève ski resort, during low season, after a series of murders .

  • cast

    • François Damiens
    • Géraldine Nakache
    • Lucien Jean-Baptiste
    • Anne Le Ny
    • Jean-Marie Wingling
    • Kevin Azais
    • Corentin Lobet
    • Nanou Garcia
  • crew +

    • Producer
    • Michel Saint-Jean (Diaphana)
    • Co-producers
    • Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (Les Films du Fleuve)
    • Written by
    • Jean-Paul Salomé
    • Cécile Telerman
    • Jérôme Tonnerre
    • Editor
    • Sylvie Lager
    • Sound
    • Miguel Rejas
    • Paul Heymans
    • Thomas Gauder
    • Original Score
    • Bruno Coulais

screenings in festivals & markets +