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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


    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 (21)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Why Not Productions

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    The Bureau Sales

    Co-productions :

    La Sept Cinéma, AFCL Productions, Peripheria

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    "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 (20)

    Executive Producer :

    Pascal Caucheteux

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Bernard Thomasson, Jean Umansky, Éric Bonnard

    Screenwriter :

    Xavier Beauvois

    Director of photography :

    Caroline Champetier

    Production managers :

    Martine Cassinelli, Mat Troi Day

    Editor :

    Agnès Guillemot

    Continuity supervisor :

    Agathe Grau

    Music Composer :

    John Cale

    Make-up Artist :

    Florence Fouquier d'Herouel

    Still Photographer :

    Jean-Claude Lother

    Assistant directors :

    Stéphane Batut, Etienne Albrecht

    Line Producer :

    Grégoire Sorlat

    Co-producer :

    Christophe Lambert

    Assistant Operators :

    Laurent Hincelin, Julien Hirsch

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Assistant editors :

    Lise Truong, Barbara Bascou, Christophe Nowak

    Production Designer :

    Denis Barbier

    Costume designer :

    Olga Pelletier

    Sound Mixer :

    Éric Bonnard

    Location Manager :

    Serge Catoire

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 58 min

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    Posters (1)


    Selections (3)

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1995

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1995)


    Official Competition - Feature Films

    Awards (2)

    Prix Jean Vigo - 1995

    Prix Jean Vigo (France, 1995)


    Jean Vigo Award : Xavier Beauvois