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No Rest for the Brave
No Rest for the Brave
Actors: Vincent Martin, Thomas Suire, Thomas Blanchard, Laurent Soffiati, Pierre-Maurice Nouvel
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
UR     2005     1hr 44min

First of all there is Basile Matin, a young man who dreamt of Fafatao-Laoupo, symbol of the penultimate sleep...Now he knows that he will die if he ever falls asleep again in his life. The problem is, that at his age you s...  more »
     
     
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Actors: Vincent Martin, Thomas Suire, Thomas Blanchard, Laurent Soffiati, Pierre-Maurice Nouvel
Director: Alain Guiraudie
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: TLA Releasing
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/19/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 44min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Existential French Coming of Age Nightmare
G P Padillo | Portland, ME United States | 05/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"One of the hardest things for humans to do is to explain a dream and make it interesting. Herein lies the biggest problem of "No Rest for the Brave." Rare is the viewer who will make it to the end of this oddly beautiful but frustrating film. First, for the non-native French speaker, this is a film heavy on the dialog - lots of it and it comes at you machine gun fast which translates into being forced to read constantly and as fast as you can.

In a nutshell "No Rest" tells the story of a boy - Basille (also with an alter-ego called Hector) a 16 year old who believes he's approaching the penultimate sleep - one more night with his eyes closed and he will die. So, sleep deprived, he is forever in a state of semi-consciousness living more in a dream state than the real world. It becomes increasingly difficult (if not downright impossible) to figure out what is real and what isn't. Does Basille really kill an entire village? Is he having an affair with a 60 year old man? Does he really drive around in an airplane he can't get off the ground? What is the significance of "little red balls?" Is there really an improper "season" for eating foie gras? If one allows themselves to fall into this world, the difference between reality and dreaming ultimately doesn't matter.

Director Alain Guiraudie creates a beautiful, surreal existential plane wherein the Bassile and those who populate his life (and dreams) reside. There are images that are breathtakingly beautiful - such as Basille's red plane's attempted take off, or the image of him wildly, violently dancing 70's punk style to an acoustic guitar song in a brightly lit pool hall.

I thought I would gouge my eyes out after 20 minutes or so, but once I "let go" and just watched it on its own terms and fell in love with this oddball, beautiful picture.
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