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I Can't Sleep

I Can't Sleep

A Feature film by Claire Denis

Produced by Arena Films

Release in France : 18/05/1994


    It's early morning in Paris when Daïga, the girl from Vilnius, turns up at the wheel of her old car. She has done the trip in one go. In her pocket, she has a little money, a lot of cigarettes and two phone numbers. She has dumped everything to come to Paris. She's an actress. Back in Vilnius, she had met a French director who was passing through the city and promised to help her. Paris is virtually reduced to the limits of a single administrative district, the 18th, which is also the hunting ground of a killer of old ladies. The city is like a gigantic anthill, busy by day and also by night, with no chance of rest. Above all this, like a headdress, the police investigation continues. There are murders and all the other minor malicous crimes that tear people's hearts to shreds.

    Actors (34)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Arena Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Vega Film, Agora Films

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

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    Full credits (19)

    Executive Producer :

    Bruno Pesery

    Associate producers :

    Fabienne Vonier, Ruth Waldburger

    Voice :

    Didier Sandre

    Director of photography :

    Agnès Godard

    Sound Assistant :

    Emmanuel Ughetto

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Dominique Segall

    Continuity supervisor :

    Zoé Zurstrassen

    Music Composers :

    Jean-Louis Murat, John Pattison

    Costume designer :

    Claire Fraïssé

    Still Photographer :

    Isabelle Weingarten

    Assistant directors :

    Olivier Coutard, Nils Hoffet, Gabriel Julien-Laferrière

    Screenwriters :

    Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau

    Co-producer :

    Fabienne Vonier

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Louis Ughetto

    Production manager :

    Catherine Chouridis

    Editor :

    Nelly Quettier

    Production Designers :

    Arnaud de Moleron, Thierry Flamand

    Casting :

    Frédérique Moidon

    Sound Mixer :

    Thierry Lebon

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    Feature film

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    Murder, Criminality

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    Coproducer countries :

    Switzerland, Germany, France

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    Majority French (Switzerland, Germany, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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    Dolby SR