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Don't Forget You're Going to Die

Don't Forget You're Going to Die

A Feature film by Xavier Beauvois

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 03/01/1996

    Synopsis

    Benoît is a student in Art History. When it is time for him to do his mandatory military service, he feels that his crefully planned life is falling apart. A fake suicide attempt gets him exemted, but it leads him to learn something for worse than Army life. Something irrevocable : as the Army doctor told him, his test result are in fact positive. He tries to come to terms with this. However he quickly realizes he will never be the same agoin and like the Romantic heroes of his former life, he chooses to reject his destiny and to transform his existence in a constant exaltation of the senses...

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Why Not Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Co-productions :

    AFCL Productions, Peripheria, Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Polygram

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    Subject

    "I wondered how a guy like me, even more ordinary than me, would react to a sentence of death. A guy who has had no life at all and is robbed of his future by a fatal illness. So I made a film about getting kicks : getting a kick out of drugs, sex, love art, motherhood and travel, getting a kick out of beauty and ugliness, right up to getting a kick out of war."
    (Xavier Beauvois)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Pascal Caucheteux

    Director of photography :

    Caroline Champetier

    Production manager :

    Martine Cassinelli

    Editor :

    Agnés Guillemot

    Music Composer :

    John Cale

    Make-up Artist :

    Florence Fouquier d'Herouel

    Screenwriter :

    Xavier Beauvois

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Bernard Thomasson, Jean Umansky, Éric Bonnard

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Production Designer :

    Denis Barbier

    Costume designer :

    Olga Pelletier

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    03/01/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 58 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    83.833

    Visa issue date :

    22/01/1996

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (3)

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1995

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1995)

    Selection

    Official Competition - Feature Films

    Awards