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Le réveil (1996)

It's 6:20 a.m. The camera pans a slew of alarm clocks that start to ring simultaneously, all set to awaken a solitary middle-aged man. The alarms are elaborate: in addition to traditional ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Jean-Claude Dreyfus ... The Man
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It's 6:20 a.m. The camera pans a slew of alarm clocks that start to ring simultaneously, all set to awaken a solitary middle-aged man. The alarms are elaborate: in addition to traditional clocks, horns blow, bright lights flash, and a pot even blows smoke at the sleeper. After several minutes, the bed itself finally bounces him to his feet and he begins to make his way through his house, slowly, keeping only a step ahead of things falling, or cutting through the air head high. He grabs his coat, shambles out the door - and it becomes apparent why it is he must wake up. These surprising duties completed, it's time for an espresso. It arrives like clockwork, right on schedule. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Short | Comedy

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Awards :
  • Prix du Court Métrage de Création au Festival du Film Ferroviaire de Saint-Ouen (France, 1997)
  • Prix du Public au Festival International du Film de Beauvais (France, 1998)
  • Prix du Meilleur Court Métrage International au Festival de Wine Country (USA, 1998)
  • Fifety d'Or au Festival International du Film Pour Enfants de Tournai (Belgium, 1999)
  • Grand Prix et Prix du Public au Festival de Badalona (Spain, 2001)
  • Croissant d'Or aux "Petits Déjeuners du Cinéma" de Bruxelles (Belgium, 2001)
  • Prix du Meilleur Film Diffusé Dans le Programme Filmets au Festival de Badalona (Spain, 2002)
  • Cinémalia d'Or (Prix du Public) au Festival International de Beauvais (France, 1998).
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Where is it?!?
20 March 2014 | by patrickhancock1See all my reviews

I first saw this circa 2001 on television of all places and HAVE NOT seen it since. It was aired on a Sci-Fi Channel show the name of which I cannot remember. The show itself was quite entertaining as it was based around airing short clips of a 'strange' nature, many of which were first shown at foreign film festivals.

Please, PLEASE! If anyone knows where to find this wonderful, wonderful piece of art on the internet, or how to find a physical copy, your assistance would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thank you so much, and if you haven't gotten to see this film, do as I am and try your damndest to find it!


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Belgium | France

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May 1996 (France) See more »

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The Alarm Clock See more »

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1.85 : 1
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