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In this cynical comedy, an renowned, out-of-work, unpublished "underground" writer from formerly Communist Poland is driven to unusually desperate measures in order to get his work published. Stan (Jiri Menzel) has been living in the attic apartment of his ex-wife's home, which he shares with a journalist friend (Andre Dussolier). One day, he has an accident which convinces his ex-wife and her current husband (Anna Romantowska and Pierre Arditi) that he's suicidal, and they hastily contact a media representative to see if some sort of publicity can't be arranged so that Stan's work can be published and they can benefit, if not from the money, then from their association with him. The organization they contact says that they will be happy to publish his writings, if he will commit suicide live, on television, in St. Peter's square, while the Pope is delivering an address.

  1. Costa-Gavras

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  1. André Dussollier

    André Dussollier

    Jacques

  2. Pierre Arditi

    Pierre Arditi

    Henri

  3. Jiří Menzel

    Jiří Menzel

    Stan

  4. Anna Romantowska

    Anna Romantowska

    Barbara

  5. Maurice Bénichou

    Maurice Bénichou

    Arnold

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  • February 10, 1993
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Original Language French

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