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The Cactus

The Cactus

A Feature film by Gérard Bitton, Michel Munz

Produced by Telema

Release in France : 14/12/2005

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Sami has a little problem in life: he’s a hypochondriac.
Patrick also has a problem: Sami. Years ago, when they were children, Sami saved Patrick’s life. Since then, Patrick has felt obliged to be a faithful friend. As a result of a misunderstanding with his radiologist, Sami is convinced that he’s only got three months left to live. Patrick and his fiancée Justine decide to support him through this trial whose destructive impact they, unfortunately, don’t initially grasp. With nothing left to lose, Sami spreads considerable disorder in his life and those of his benefactors. He quits his job and borrows money for a final trip before confessing to Patrick that the only woman he’s ever loved is Justine.
After that, Sami, believing that Western medicine holds no hope for him, decides to head for India to be treated by a Ayurvedic healer.

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Full credits (17)

Executive Producer :

Charles Gassot

Screenwriters :

Gérard Bitton, Michel Munz

Sound Recordist :

Marc-Antoine Beldent

Press Attaché (film) :

Nathalie Iund

Sound Editor :

Marc-Antoine Beldent

Music Composer :

Michel Munz

Casting :

Brigitte Moidon

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Lebon

Foreign distributor :

Naraindas Gulshan

Assistant directors :

Louna Morard, Arvind Dave

Director of Photography :

Éric Guichard

Production managers :

Daniel Delume, Prabhakar Shetty

Editor :

Antoine Vareille

Production Designers :

Françoise Dupertuis, Shashidhara Adapa

Stunt performer :

Yoni Roch

Costume designers :

Jacqueline Bouchard, Mandira Shukla

Location Manager :

François Pulliat

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 34 min

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