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Mystery Comedy ‘Playing Dead’ Releases On DVD Jan 6


A film by Jean-Paul Salomé

104 minutes, fiction, color, 2013
In French with English subtitles

Jean, a 40-year-old unemployed actor, has hit rock bottom. Insufferably clueless and egotistical, his over-the-top “method” acting and high-maintenance personality have gotten him fired from countless jobs. At the unemployment office, his counselor sets him up with a rather odd job: helping the police reconstruct crime scenes by standing in for the dead victim.

Jean’s obsession for detail impresses the beautiful chief investigator, allowing him to take a leading role in a double-murder investigation at a ritzy ski resort.

“A witty, Agatha Christie-style whodunit…smart and frequently funny!” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A suspenseful whodunit rich with twists and turns. Filming the crime reenactment as though it were a movie shoot, Salomé slyly juxtaposes the worlds of forensics and filmmaking, and the result is a rare, uproarious murder mystery.” – Rendez-vous at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

DVD Packaged in Certified Green Forestry Eco Pack
UPC: 720229916349 | Catalog #: FRF916349D | $24.95 | Street: January 6


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