No Rest For The Braves

a film by Alain Guiraudie
World Premiere: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 2003

France/Austria 2003// 107min


First of all there is Basile Matin, a young boy who dreamt of Fafatao-Laoupo, symbol of the penultimate sleep… Now he knows that he will die if he ever falls asleep again. And then there is Igor, another type altogether. he works a little and studies almost not at all… But he doesn't have any money and he's bored. Finally there is also Johnny Got. A little bit of a freelance journalist, a little bit of a detective, pretty much a daredevil and someone who likes to stick his nose in things that don't concern him...

Written & Directed by

Alain Guiraudie


Antoine Heberlé


Pierre Molin


Sylvain Girardeau

Re-Recording Mixer

Jean-Christophe Julé

Sound Editing

Veronika Hlawatsch


Teppaz et Naz

Digital Effects

Georg Basil

Production Design

Eric Moulard

Costume Design

Karine Vintache


Jean-Claude Montheilm


Thomas Suire, Thomas Blanchard, Laurent Soffiati, Vincent Martin ...

Supported by

Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmfonds Wien, CANAL+, ORF, arte, Backup Films, Conseil Régional Midi-Pyrénées, Conseil Régional Aquitaine, Conseil Général des Landes - PROCIREP, Shellac.


Gabriele Kranzlbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu


Nathalie Eybrard, Jean-Philippe Labadie


Paulo Films, AMOUR FOU Vienna


Coproduction Office

Awards & Nominations

Best Make-up, Best Costumes Best Production Design @ Österreichischer Filmpreis
Best Sound, Best Production Design @ Diagonale Preis


Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, Kanada, 2018
San Sebastian International Film Festival San Sebastián, Spanien, 2018
Haifa International Film Festival Haifa, Israel, 2018
Zürich Film Festival Zürich, Schweiz, 2018
Busan International Film Festival Busan, Süd Korea, 2018
Bfi London Film Festival London, England, 2018
Viennale Wien, Österreich, 2018
Thessaloniki Film Festival Thessaloniki, Griechenland, 2018
Torino Film Festival Turin, Italien, 2018
Singapore International Filmfestival, Singapur, Singapur, 2018
Festival International Du Film De Marrakech Marrakech, Marokko, 2018
Washington Film Festival Washington, Usa, 2018
Luxembourg City Film Festival Luxemburg, Luxemburg, 2019
Lisbon International Film Festival Lissabon, Portugal, 2019
Göteborg Film Festival Göteborg, Schweden, 2019
Dublin International Film Festival Dublin, Irland 2019
Hongkong International Film Festival Hongkong, China, 2019
Prague Independendent Film Festival Prag, Tschechien, 2019
Vilnius International Film Festival Vilnius, Litauen, 2019
New York Film Festival New York, Usa, 2019
Zagreb Jewish Film Festival Zagreb, Kroatien, 2019
Espoo Cinè International Film Festival Espoo, Finnland, 2019
Espoo cinè international film festival espoo, finnland, 2019
Filmfest München, Deutschland, 2019