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Love Bites (2001)
"Les morsures de l'aube" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antoine Venequiste
Violaine Charlier
Young actor
Jean-Marie Winling ...
Abraham von Bulow
Orazio Massaro ...
Jordan Charlier
Frédéric Pellegeay ...
James Arch ...
Corinne Debonnière ...
Dogman's wife
Saïd Amadis ...
Owner of the 'Custom Bar'
Zazie Delem ...
Emile Abossolo M'bo ...


Antoine is a social wannabe who drops an elusive aristocrat's name to get into an exclusive party. The name - Jordan - gets him whisked by two burly bodyguards into the office of the host, von Bulow, who won't accept Antoine's admission of lying, gives him $100,000, and promises $900,000 more when led to Jordan. Enticed by the money, Antoine, with the help of his friend Étienne, begins his search. He follows trails through Paris's night scene, gets beaten up and bitten, and meets Jordan's sister, Violaine. After a surreal night, he's hooked on her charms but leery of continuing his pursuit of Jordan. Von Bulow insists. Can he find Jordan, get his reward, and attract Violaine? Written by <>

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21 March 2001 (France)  »

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Criaturas de la noche  »

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Something Is Missing To Be a Great Movie
11 July 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Paris, Antoine (Guillaume Canet) is a ne'er-do-well, using all the possible tricks the get into private parties and night–clubs. He lives the nightlife, and sleeps nearby a swimming pool of a gym club. He uses the name of a mysterious man known as Jordan to get into a private party, where an old man gives him 100,000.00 French Francs, with the promise of another 900,000.00, is he gets any information about the location of Jordan. Antoine and his friend Étienne (Gérard Lanvin) chases Jordan through the Parisian night, and Antoine meets Jordan's sister Violaine Charlier (Asia Argento). Violaine is considered a weird person, who bites her lovers in the neck. Antoine gets involves in weird and dangerous situations while pursuing Violaine and her brother. Something is missing in `Les Morsures de L'aube' to be a great movie. It has a beautiful photography of the night of Paris, excellent soundtrack and the sexy Asia Argento. However, the story is very confused and the conclusion is very disappointing. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): `Cães da Noite' (`Dogs of the Night')

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