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Janis and John

Janis and John

A Feature film by Samuel Benchetrit

Produced by Fidélité Films

Release in France : 15/10/2003


    Pablo Sterni, a simple insurance salesman, leads an ordinary existence with his wife, Brigitte, and their son. To make ends meet, Pablo cheats Mr. Cannon by making him believe that his collector’s item car – that is never on the road – is insured, whereas he’s actually pocketing the premiums.
    When the car is stolen and found half-destroyed, the damage comes in at 500,000 francs. Pablo must find the money or go to jail.
    His cousin, Léon, who he hasn’t seen since childhood, has just inherited more than a million, but he’s an acidhead who is still caught thirty-years in the past. He believes he met Janis Joplin and John Lennon during a concert and that they promised him they’d return.
    His back against the wall, Pablo decides to make a last ditch attempt to save his skin. If he manages to convince Léon that Janis and John have returned for him, he’ll surely manage to get his hands on the money. Pablo has to rely on his wife and a lousy, unemployed actor, Walter Kingkate, to embody the defunct rock stars. He methodically organizes the transformation of Brigitte and Walter while perfecting his plan. Brigitte and Walter rapidly take to the game. But far from resolving Pablo’s problem, things quickly escalate out of control and the trio are dragged into events that they never could have imagined.



    Janis and John

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Fidélité Films

    Foreign production company :

    Alquimia Cinema

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    Full credits (18)

    Executive Producers :

    Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier

    Screenwriters :

    Samuel Benchetrit, Gabor Rassov

    Director of Photography :

    Pierre Aïm

    Sound Assistant :

    Vincent Goujon

    Production Manager :

    Pierre Wallon

    Editor :

    Juliette Welfling

    Production Designer :

    Yan Arlaud

    Costume designer :

    Valérie Pozzo di Borgo

    Still Photographers :

    Moune Jamet, Simon Mein, Jean-Claude Moireau

    Assistant directors :

    Éric Pujol, Ophélie Gelber

    Voice :

    Paul Bandey, Jesse-Joe Walsh

    Sound Recordist :

    Miguel Rejas

    Assistant Operators :

    Nicolas Beauchamp, Romain Lacourbas, Stéphane Aupetit

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Myriam Bruguière, Olivier Guigues

    Assistant editors :

    Elsa Fernandez, Marie-Pierre Frappier

    Casting :

    Jeanne Biras

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Gaborieau

    Location manager :

    Sybil Nicolas

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    Feature film

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    Melancholic comedy

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Spain

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Spain)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 44 min

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