No rest for the brave

by Alain Guiraudie

France, 2003, 104', colour



Basile Matin dreamt of Faftao-Laoupo, man's “final rest”. Tonight could be his last night. To rule out mortality, he decides to go for a ramble, and never to sleep again.

Reviews

"Surreal road movie, hilarious, a kind of Jacques Tati on acid, NO REST FOR THE BRAVE places its maverick director firmly on the radar screen of talents to watch."
Lee Marshall, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"Avant-garde, neo-surrealism, hilarious, unconventional, odd but constantly engaging... NO REST FOR THE BRAVE represents at the very least a striking debut for writer-director Alain Guiraudie"
David Stratton, VARIETY

"The film delights because of Alain Guiraudie's subtle humour, his talent for dialogue, pace and echo."
Jean-François Rauger, LE MONDE

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Alain Guiraudie

After writing a few unpublished novels, Alain Guiraudie directed his first short LES HÉROS SONT IMMORTELS in 1990, followed by TOUT DROIT JUSQU’AU MATIN (1994) and LA FORCE DES CHOSES (1997). In 2000 the critics discovered his unique sensitivity, somewhere between the
modern western and the philosophical tale with his film DU SOLEIL POUR LES GUEUX. His following film CE VIEUX RÊVE QUI BOUGE (2001), marking his will to still portray the worker class, premiered at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and was awarded the prestigious Jean Vigo Prize in 2001.

His first feature length films NO REST FOR THE BRAVES (2003) followed by VOICI VENU LE TEMPS (2005), are two new fragments of his political and sexual utopia, with the South-West of France, where he comes from, as a constant experimental ground.

FILMOGRAPHY

2009 LE ROI DE L'ÉVASION (KING OF ESCAPE), Fiction, 93 min. 
2005 VOICI VENU LE TEMPS, Fiction, 92 min.
2003 PAS DE REPOS POUR LES BRAVES (NO REST FOR THE BRAVE), Fiction, 107 min. 
2001 CE VIEUX RÊVE QUI BOUGE, Fiction, 50 min.
2000 DU SOLEIL POUR LES GUEUX, Fiction, 55min.
1997 LA FORCE DES CHOSES, Fiction, 16 min.
1994 TOUT DROIT JUSQU’AU MATIN, Fiction, 11min.
1990 LES HÉROS SONT IMMORTELS, Fiction, 14 min.

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Cast

Thomas Suire - Basil/Hector
Thomas Blanchard - Igor
Laurent Soffiati - Johnny Got

Crew / Technical Info

Crew

Director: Alain Guiraudie
Script: Alain Guiraudie
Country of Production: France
Year Completed: 2003
Producer: Natalie Eybrard, Jean-Philippe Labadie
Production Company: Paulo Films
Co-Producer: Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Co-Production Company: Amour Fou
Director of Photography: Antoine Heberlé
Editing: Pierre Molin
Sound: Jean-Christophe Julé
Music: Bruno Izarn, Jacques Mestres

 

Technical Information

Category: First Feature Film / Fiction
Format: 35mm / colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1.85
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Dolby SRD
Number of Reels: 6
Footage: 3100m

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Festivals

 

PREMIERE

Cannes 2003, Directors' Fortnight

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Year: 
2003
Duration: 
104'

Alain Guiraudie

After writing a few unpublished novels, Alain Guiraudie directed his first short LES HÉROS SONT IMMORTELS in 1990, followed by TOUT DROIT JUSQU’AU MATIN (1994) and LA FORCE DES CHOSES (1997). In 2000 the critics discovered his unique sensitivity, somewhere between themodern western and the philosophical tale with his film DU SOLEIL POUR LES GUEUX. His following film CE VIEUX RÊVE QUI BOUGE (2001), marking his will to still portray the worker class, premiered at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and was awarded the prestigious Jean Vigo Prize in 2001.

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Basile Matin dreamt of Faftao-Laoupo, man's “final rest”. Tonight could be his last night. To rule out mortality, he decides to go for a ramble, and never to sleep again.

Reviews: 

"Surreal road movie, hilarious, a kind of Jacques Tati on acid, NO REST FOR THE BRAVE places its maverick director firmly on the radar screen of talents to watch."Lee Marshall, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL"Avant-garde, neo-surrealism, hilarious, unconventional, odd but constantly engaging... NO REST FOR THE BRAVE represents at the very least a striking debut for writer-director Alain Guiraudie"David Stratton, VARIETY"The film delights because of Alain Guiraudie's subtle humour, his talent for dialogue, pace and echo."Jean-François Rauger, LE MONDE

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Synopsis: 



Basile Matin dreamt of Faftao-Laoupo, man's "final rest". Tonight could be his last night. To rule out mortality, he decides to go for a ramble, and never to sleep again.

Cast details: 

Thomas Suire - Basil/HectorThomas Blanchard - IgorLaurent Soffiati - Johnny Got

Crew / Technical Info: 

Crew

Director: Alain Guiraudie
Script: Alain Guiraudie
Country of Production: France
Year Completed: 2003
Producer: Natalie Eybrard, Jean-Philippe Labadie
Production Company: Paulo Films
Co-Producer: Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Co-Production Company: Amour Fou
Director of Photography: Antoine Heberlé
Editing: Pierre Molin
Sound: Jean-Christophe Julé
Music: Bruno Izarn, Jacques Mestres

 

Technical Information

Category: First Feature Film / Fiction
Format: 35mm / colour
Screen Ratio: 1:1.85
Speed: 24 frames/second
Sound: Dolby SRD
Number of Reels: 6
Footage: 3100m

Pressbook: 

Downloads : pictures

 


 

 

 

Festivals: 

 

PREMIERE

Cannes 2003, Directors' Fortnight

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