Don't Forget You're Going to Die


1h 58m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Benoit is a young student about to complete his art history degree when he receives his draft notice. As a result of a ploy to win exemption--slashing a vein--Benoit falls out of his secure existence and becomes a doomed Byronic wanderer, dabbling in drugs, smuggling dope and exalting his senses in

Film Details

Also Known As
N'Oublie pas que tu vas mourir
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; La Sept Cinema; Why Not Productions
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment; StudioCanal
Location
Rotterdam, Netherlands; Paris, France; Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

Benoit is a young student about to complete his art history degree when he receives his draft notice. As a result of a ploy to win exemption--slashing a vein--Benoit falls out of his secure existence and becomes a doomed Byronic wanderer, dabbling in drugs, smuggling dope and exalting his senses in every way possible.

Film Details

Also Known As
N'Oublie pas que tu vas mourir
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; La Sept Cinema; Why Not Productions
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment; StudioCanal
Location
Rotterdam, Netherlands; Paris, France; Rome, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in France January 3, 1996

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Project was originally scheduled to begin principal photography February 7, 1994, but was postponed late January 1994.

Second film for Xavier Beauvois who marked his feature directorial debut with "Nord/North" (France/1991).

Began shooting May 30, 1994.

Completed shooting July 25, 1994.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Hors Concours) August 24 - September 4, 1995.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 7-16, 1995.

Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Rendez-Vous With French Cinema Today" March 15-28, 1996.

color

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1997

Released in France January 3, 1996