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Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)

Quatre nuits d'un rêveur (original title)
The 'dreamer' is Jacques, a young painter, who by chance runs into Marthe as she's contemplating suicide on the Pont-Neuf in Paris. They talk, and agree to see each other again the next ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Isabelle Weingarten ...
Marthe
Guillaume des Forêts ...
Jacques
Jean-Maurice Monnoyer ...
Marthe's Lover
Giorgio Maulini ...
Locksmith
Lidia Biondi ...
Marthe's Mother
Patrick Jouané ...
Gangster
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The 'dreamer' is Jacques, a young painter, who by chance runs into Marthe as she's contemplating suicide on the Pont-Neuf in Paris. They talk, and agree to see each other again the next night. Gradually, he discovers that her lover promised to meet her on the bridge that night, and he failed to turn up. Over the next couple of nights, Jacques falls in love with her - but on the fourth night her original lover returns... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Quotes

Marthe: What's the matter?
Jacques: I love you. That's the matter.
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Version of Belye nochi (1960) See more »

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Loners
19 January 2010 | by (Berlin, GER) – See all my reviews

From all the Bressons I've seen this week, this one is the hardest to describe. I liked a lot, but I don't exactly know what it was that I liked. The film, taking place mostly at night in the streets and on the bridges of Paris is somewhere in between the typical lethargy and an a-typical hysteria and is about utterly lonely people that meet up with people who are even lonelier. It's fascinating to look how those change directions all the time, interrupt actions to start a completely different one, jump from one anecdote to another. It's a fascinating jumble; you never know what is going to happen next and very similar to Cassavetes' Shadows (which I tend to like more).


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