Playing Dead


French Title: Je fais le mort
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Cast: François Damiens, Géraldine Nakache, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Anne Le Ny
Length: 105 min
Country: France – Belgium
Release: Dec. 2013
Awards: 3 Magritte 2015 Nominations (Best Foreign Co-Production, Best Actor, Best Newcomer Actor)

40-year-old Jean, an actor, is between jobs. He unsuccessfully tries to get auditions. His advisors at the unemployment office offer him a rather strange job: to stand in for a cadaver in crime scene reconstructions. His obsession for detail impresses the investigators and allows Jean to return to center stage in a delicate affair in a Megève ski resort, out of season, after a series of murders.

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