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24.03, - 15:30, Cinema House
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Director:  Alain Guiraudie
Screenplay:  Alain Guiraudie
European Screen
Aftermath
Agnes and His Brothers
Blueberry
Control
Cool!
Daybreak
Feathers in My Head
Honey Baby
Look at Me
My Summer of Love
Niceland
No Rest for the Brave
Old Women
Our Own
Schizo
Sophie Scholl Hope and Resistance
The Arm of Jesus
The Gift
The Ninth Day
Up and Down
Zelary

NO REST FOR THE BRAVE
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NO REST FOR THE BRAVE
, 2003, 104 min, color

A witty and bizarre tale, of a young man who believes that he will die upon falling asleep.
Intellectual French cinema is alive and well, in this refreshingly original and surreal metaphysical tale about a typical French teenager with a not-so-typical dilemma: he sincerely believes that the next time he falls asleep, he will die. Basile is a talkative, excitable dreamer, who has decided that he can only triumph over mortality by never sleeping again. As his body and mind become exhausted, reality blends with fantasy, triggering a hallucinatory existential odyssey a trip that includes encounters with odd townsfolk, small-time gangsters, a fugitive named Johnny Got and an unusual and very close relationship with a much older man. If you think Basiles interactions with these eccentric characters may provide a linear plot, this is definitely not the case!

However, the film is pure viewing pleasure, as grand ideas are discussed amidst some hilariously bizarre occurrences. Self-taught director Alain Guiraudies debut feature film explodes from his fertile imagination, making No Rest for the Brave a perfect festival film and a sure-fire candidate for future cult status.
Raymond Murray

ALAIN GUIRAUDIE
French director Alain Guiraudie was born in 1964. He was working as a night watchman when he began making short films. While working as an assistant at a TV station, he started to make medium-length films. No Rest for the Brave is his first feature film.
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