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by Gérard Bitton, Michel Munz


Sami has a little problem in life: he’s a hypochondriac. Patrick also has a problem: Sami. Years ago, when they were children, Sami saved Patrick’s life. Since then, Patrick has felt obliged to be a faithful friend. As a result of a misunderstanding with his radiologist, Sami is convinced that he’s only got three months left to live. Patrick and his fiancée Justine decide to support him through this trial whose destructive impact they, unfortunately, don’t initially grasp. With nothing left to lose, Sami spreads considerable disorder in his life and those of his benefactors. He quits his job and borrows money for a final trip before confessing to Patrick that the only woman he’s ever loved is Justine. After that, Sami, believing that Western medicine holds no hope for him, decides to head for India to be treated by a Ayurvedic healer.

international title: The Cactus
original title: Le Cactus
country: France
sales agent: UGC International
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Gérard Bitton, Michel Munz
film run: 94'
release date: FR 14/12/2005, BE 21/12/2005
screenplay: Gérard Bitton, Michel Munz
cast: Clovis Cornillac, Pascal Elbé, Alice Taglioni, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Pierre Richard, Anne Suarez
cinematography by: Eric Guichard
film editing: Antoine Vareille
art director: Françoise Dupertuis
costumes designer: Jacqueline Bouchard
music: Michel Munz
producer: Charles Gassot
production: Téléma, TF1 Studio Production, Télégraphe (FR)
distributor: UGC Distribution, Les Films de L'Elysée, JMH Distribution
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