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Thomas Suire in No Rest for the Brave

No Rest for the Brave

2003 NR

Reality, dreams and nightmares swirl together in this surreal tale of French teen Balise, who's convinced he'll die if he falls asleep, so he goes on the run through the countryside while being chased by a detective and various hit men. Alain Guiraudie's beguiling debut feature swerves unpredictably between road movie, coming-of-age comedy, gangster and other genres. The Village Voice called it "one of the best French films of recent years."