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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
Stéphane Robert .... 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
Ludovic Erbelding .... construction coordinator
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 5 people found the following review useful.
a deception, 27 April 2002
Author: jean-no from Paris

Antoine De Caunes is a clever and funny TV-man who became a fairly good cinema actor. "Les morsures de l'aube" is his first movie as a director, and for me, not unforgettable. The storyline was a good start : a young nightclubber (by day, he sleeps in a swimming pool) tries any trick to go inside fashionable places. One day, he pretends to know a mysterious man called "Jordan". Another mysterious man gives him money to find this Jordan, the enquiry starts. First of all, Jordan has a sister, Violaine, played by Assia Argento. The brother and the sister are known as a scary couple, the live by night only, they bite people's neck and have weird manners... This story was not a bad idea I guess, and there is a lot of funny scenes, even some absurd situations. The photography is not bad, it looks like a long length advertising for a perfume or something. Assia Argento has a strong seduction power, Gérard Lanvin (the hero's great friend) plays as a real actor, but I'm afraid he is the only one ! When people talk, they quite don't open their mouth, the audience does not understand what they say, the best dialogs get lost by a poor or too indulgent actor direction. The end is a waste... I'm afraid that any "Buffy" episode is better than this movie. I gave it a 6/10 because I'm too kind.

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