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KILL ME PLEASE

by Olias Barco

synopsis

Medical pioneer Dr Kruger wants to rectify suicide. His dream is to create a therapeutic framework where suicide is no longer a tragedy but a simple, medically assisted act. His exclusive clinic attracts a cast of strange characters with a death wish: a famous comedian with terminal cancer, a traveling salesman hiding sordid secrets, a rich Luxembourg heir, a beautiful but self-destructive young girl, an old Berlin cabaret singer whose voice is destroyed and a man who has lost everything to his gambling addiction, including his wife. After Dr Kruger consults with each of them about their motives to end it all, each one has the right to a final request. But in the isolated mountains where the good doctor Kruger realizes his dream of the perfect suicide, Death strikes only when IT decides the time has come.

original title: Kill Me Please
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Le Pacte
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Olias Barco
release date: BE 03/11/2010, FR 03/11/2010, IT 14/01/2011, DE 17/05/2012, AT 10/12/2012
screenplay: Olias Barco, Stéphane Malandrin, Virgile Bramly
cast: Aurélien Recoing, Virginie Efira, Benoît Poelvoorde, Bouli Lanners, Philippe Nahon, Virgile Bramly
cinematography by: Frédéric Noirhomme
film editing: Ewin Ryckaert
producer: Vincent Tavier, Philippe Kauffmann, Olias Barco, Stéphane Malandrin, Guillaume Malandrin
production: OXB Productions, La Parti Production, Les Armateurs
distributor: Archibald Entreprise Film SRL, Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH, Le Pacte, O'Brother Distribution, Praesens Film AG, Waystone Film