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21 March 2001 (France) See more »
Antoine is a social wannabe who drops an elusive aristocrat's name to get into an exclusive party. The name... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Guillaume Canet ... Antoine Venequiste

Asia Argento ... Violaine Charlier

Gérard Lanvin ... Étienne

Gilbert Melki ... Dogman
José Garcia ... Caniveau

Vincent Perez ... Young actor
Jean-Marie Winling ... Abraham von Bulow
Orazio Massaro ... Jordan Charlier
Frédéric Pellegeay ... Gérard
James Arch ... Raoul
Corinne Debonnière ... Dogman's wife
Saïd Amadis ... Owner of the 'Custom Bar'

Francis Leplay ... Photographer
Zazie Delem ... Christelle
Emile Abossolo M'bo ... Baptiste
Patrick Mercado ... Jean-Marc
Margot Abascal ... Brigitte

Cylia Malki ... Myriam
Fabio Zenoni ... Saxophone player
Warren Zavatta ... Von Bulow bodyguard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denis Braccini ... TBM 1
Anne-Sophie Capdet ... Marie
Tony D'Amario ... Le malabar du roi Raoul
Stéphanie Lhorset ... Physionomiste
David Martins ... TBM 2
Jean-Marc Minéo ... TBM 3

Eric Monjoin ... Party guy
Judith Nora ... Danseuse
Vivian Pierce ... Model
Jo Prestia ... Chef TBM

Nicolas Wanczycki ... Le vigil

Directed by
Antoine de Caunes 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tonino Benacquista  novel
Laurent Chalumeau  adaptation
Laurent Chalumeau  scenario

Produced by
Françoise Galfré .... executive producer
Emmanuel Gateau .... consulting producer
Patrick Godeau .... producer
Richard Grandpierre .... producer
Cinematography by
Pierre Aïm 
Film Editing by
Joële Van Effenterre 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
Production Design by
François Emmanuelli 
Set Decoration by
Marie Cheminal 
Costume Design by
Bernadette Strassman 
Makeup Department
Frédérique Arguello .... hair stylist
Catherine George .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Sébastien Didelot .... trainee unit manager
Eric Hubert .... production manager
Bruno Morin .... unit production manager
Trystram Sylvain .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Felix Baudouin .... third assistant director
Delphine Bonnemason .... first assistant director
Emmanuel Rondeau du Noyer .... second assistant director
Ophélie Gelber .... third assistant director
Ludivine Saes .... third assistant director
Art Department
Théophile de Montalivet .... carpenter
Marc Flouquet .... assistant art director
Anne Passelergue .... assistant art director
Thierry Pitel .... carpenter
Nathalie Serrière .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Alexandre Abrard .... boom operator
Geraldine Falieu .... assistant sound editor
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Dominique Levert .... sound
Jérôme Wiciak .... sound designer
Visual Effects by
Hubert Fourneaux .... visual effects coordinator
Fabien Girodot .... visual effects supervisor
Fabien Girodot .... visual effects
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Alain Gaudiard .... stunts
Pascal Guégan .... stunts
David Julienne .... stunt driver
Michel Julienne .... stunt driver
Christophe Moindreau .... stunt driver
Henry Villain .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Jérôme Baudouin .... electrician
Berto .... camera operator (as Gilbert Lecluyse)
Stéphanie Branchu .... still photographer
Philippe Canu .... grip
Mikael Monod .... gaffer
Jean-Baptiste Perrin .... electrician
Lionel Perrin .... additional first assistant camera
Yvan Quehec .... electrician
Eric Thurot .... electrician
Frédéric Vial .... second assistant camera
Casting Department
Catherine Deserbais .... extras casting
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
Other crew
Nicolas Bouaziz .... location scout
Stéphanie Fouet .... administrator
Joëlle Hersant .... script supervisor
Aude Lemercier .... location scout

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Also Known As:
"Les morsures de l'aube" - France (original title)
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95 min | Germany:93 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud)

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Horrible English subtitles vs. Asia Argento bottomless (times three) and Willie Nelson in French, 5 October 2009
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

A nightclub gadfly (Guillame Canet) sneaks into a private party by claiming to know a guy named "Jordan". The host catches him and enlists his aid in finding this guy "Jordan", which he agrees to for some reason. After a series of misadventures that take up nearly half the movie he finds "Jordan" and his sexy sister "Violaine" (Asia Argento), and they turn out to be some kind of vampires. They have been making these kind of erotic vampire movies both in Europe and the US for forty years now, and they're really getting to be kind of old hat. This one is also kind of annoying in that it is very modern-day French (i.e. very glossy and derivative of Hollywood). Jean Rollin was doing this much better thirty or forty years ago.

It does have a couple of good points though. Asia Argento is absolutely smokin'-ass hot. She has a very memorable scene where she picks the protagonist up in a club and takes him home. She goes to fix him a drink, which she drugs, and comes back naked from the waist down (her pants mysteriously MIA). Moments later they're in bed where in his drugged state he hallucinates that she is THREE bottomless vampire girls all sucking on him (and not just in the vampiric sense!). The guy also has a wife(?) who is a lounge club singer. At one point she sings what appears to be a French lounge-club version of the great Willie Nelson song "The Night Life" (i.e. "The night life ain't no good life"/"But it's my life"). I'm not sure this is actually the Willie Nelson song, since it's in French, but if not, he should probably sue.

But if I sound a little uncertain of some things, it's because I didn't really understand French dialogue very well, but perhaps I should have tried more because the English subtitles were either generated by a malfunctioning computer translation program or written by someone who had no grasp on the English language. They're often unintentionally funny (such as when they try to translate bizarre French idioms directly into English), but mostly they're just distracting. I don't know if all of this adds up to a recommendation or a pan, but you can decide for yourself I guess.

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