Playing Dead
Filmfest 2014

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 at the Megève ski resort, during low season, after a series of murders.

tags: Filmmaking, Francophone, Comedy, Feature film, Crime/ Murder

Cast: François Damiens, Geraldine Nakache, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Anne Le Ny, Jean-Marie Winling


Screenplay: Jean-Paul Salomé, Cécile Telerman, Jérôme Tonnerre

Director of Photography: Pascal Ridao

Film Editor: Sylvie Lager

Composer: Isobel Griffiths, Nick Wollage, Dave Hage

Production Designer: Françoise Dupertuis

Costume Design: Charlotte David

Producer: Michel Saint-Jean

Production Company: Diaphana Films

Co-Producer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

World Sales: Films Distribution

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé