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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


    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.

    Actors (14)

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    TF1 Studio

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    TF1 Films Production, Télégraphe

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    UGC Distribution

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    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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    Dolby DTS