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Life of the Dead

Life of the Dead

A Short film by Arnaud Desplechin

Produced by Odessa Films, RGP Productions

Release in France : 12/06/1991

Synopsis

After a young man attempts to commit suicide, his family and friends spend a night together in a house whilst he lies between life and death in a hospital bed. Fearing the worst, three generations await the news that is sure to come, and as they do so the meaninglessness of their own lives becomes apparent.

Actors (18)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Odessa Films, RGP Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

Co-production :

Arte France Cinéma

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

About

Thirty years ago, Arnaud Desplechin directed La Vie des morts, an intimate choral work--between life and death, disturbing and disconcerting, a birth certificate of a new generation of actors and filmmakers.

Photos (2)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Pascal Caucheteux

Screenwriter :

Arnaud Desplechin

Sound recordists :

Bernard Borel, Richard Gellée, Olivier de Nesle, Olivier Hespel

Assistant editor :

Béatrice Maleville

Production Designer :

Antoine Platteau

Casting :

Noémie Lvovsky

Assistant directors :

Catherine Bernstein, Emmanuelle Demolder

Director of Photography :

Éric Gautier

Editors :

François Gédigier, Laurence Briaud

Continuity supervisor :

Noémie Lvovsky

Music Composers :

Marjory Ott, Marc Sommer

Sound Mixer :

Éric Tisserand

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama, Legend

Themes :

Family, Suicide

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unspecified

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

1990

Runtime :

52 min 26 seconds

Visa number :

72.724

Visa issue date :

06/12/1990

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Audio format :

Mono

Rating restrictions :

None