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by Benoit Cohen


Nine actors find themselves deep in the heart of France’s Aveyron region at Actors Anonymous, a detox center for actors who want to get acting out of their system. Their aim: to overcome their addiction to the stage, the camera and showbiz so as to once again lead normal lives. They’ve never met before and must participate in a series of exercises aimed at ridding them once and for all of any desire to perform. A separation period, followed by a gradual reintegration of toxic substances, is the cure. To date, the center has had a 72% success rate.

original title: Les Acteurs anonymes
country: France
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Benoit Cohen
film run: 90'
release date: FR 10/10/2001
screenplay: Benoit Cohen, Eléonore Pourriat, Marc Habib
cast: Julien Boisselier, Mathieu Demy, Chantal Banlier, Bénédicte Cerruti, Marie-Sophie Ferdane
cinematography by: Pénélope Pourriat, Bertrand Mouly
film editing: Marine Deleu, Joël Jacovella
music: Léonard Vindry
producer: Benoit Cohen, Frédéric Bal, Véronique Rofé
production: Shadows Films, Attention Moteur!