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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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Something Is Missing To Be a Great Movie, 11 July 2004
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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