Don’t Let Me Die on a Sunday (1998)

Original title: J’aimerais pas crever un dimanche
Year: 1998
Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: None
Genre: Drama

Director: Didier Le Pêcheur

Élodie Bouchez … Térésa
Jean-Marc Barr … Ben
Martin Petit-Guyot … Ducon
Patrick Catalifo … Boris
Gérard Loussine … Abel
Jean-Michel Fête … Nico, man with AIDS
Zazie … Jeanne / Hélène
Jeanne Casilas … Marie
Florence Darel … Line
Jean-Jacques Vanier … Georges
Claude Duparfait … Le flic
Marc Andréoni … L’inspecteur IGS
Dominique Frot … La responsable d’identification
Jacques Seiler … Le passeur
Franck Manzoni … L’orateur

Ben works in a morgue. Ben’s wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, she is resurrected -how shall I say?- in Ben’s arms (that part based on a true story). From this starting point, the film revolves around the interactions between them and Boris (orgy fan), Abdel (no sentimental life), Ducon (wants to kill himself), Nico (dying of AIDS), etc… A social study of the 90s with heavy references to sex and death.

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