Smoking Kills

a film by Lionel Kaplan

6 min - 2014 - France

After dropping a body in the morgue, a hospital porter takes a break to smoke a cigarette and contemplate his life. The line bewteen life and death is not as clear as we think.

Lionel Kaplan
Lionel Kaplan debuted his career as a director with the short film ‘‘La première fois’’ with Benoît Magimel as the lead actor. He then directed three other films including a medium-length one. He is now also working in production as a development and production manager. He is currently working on the development of a couple of his own feature films projects. The first one is in its financing phase and the main characters will be played by Tcheky Karyo, Sabrina Ouazani, Pierre Perrier and Rashid Debbouze.


Directed by: Lionel Kaplan
With: Jerôme Cachon, Fabrice Simon
Director of photography : Kevin Brunet
Director Assistant: Nicolas Smlynarczyk
Music: Laurent Auguy, Stephane Brossolet
Film Editor: Thomas Grandremy
Executive producers: Buffalo Corp - Mathieu Lalande
Producer: Scorpioprod - Charles Jacquard, Renaud Huot de Longchamp