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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


    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.



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    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Odessa Films, RGP Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

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    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

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Legend

    Themes :

    Family, Suicide

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    52 min 26 seconds

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