Dead Tired

Dead Tired

Film poster
Directed by Michel Blanc
Produced by Daniel Toscan du Plantier
Written by Michel Blanc
Bertrand Blier
Starring Michel Blanc
Carole Bouquet
Music by René-Marc Bini
Cinematography Eduardo Serra
Edited by Maryline Monthieux
Distributed by Gaumont Buena Vista International
Release dates
  • 18 May 1994 (1994-05-18)
Running time
92 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget €8.4 million
Box office $13.2 million[1]

Dead Tired (French: Grosse Fatigue) is a 1994 French comedy film directed by Michel Blanc. It was entered into the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


Michel Blanc is a great film actor. However, he's been accused of sexually abusing actresses Josiane Balasko, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mathilda May, of behaving like a cad at Cannes and of accepting dubious publicity deals, such as appearances in supermarkets, behind the back of his agent. The evidence is there for everyone to see, but Blanc knows he is innocent. He seeks assistance from fellow actress Carole Bouquet to shed light on this matter, and he discovers that he has a perfect double, Patrick Olivier, who, having suffered all his life from his likeness to Michel Blanc, has decided to use this to his financial advantage.


Critical response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 50%, based on 6 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10.[3]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Nominated
Best Screenplay Award Michel Blanc Won
Vulcan Award Pitof Won
César Awards Best Writing Michel Blanc Nominated


  1. "Grosse Fatigue (1994)". JP Box Office. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Grosse Fatigue". Retrieved 26 August 2009.
  3. "Dead Tired (Grosse Fatigue) (1995)". Rotten Tomatoes.

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