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Friday Night (2002)

Vendredi soir (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 11 September 2002 (France)
Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears. Needing to get out and have a change of scenery, she jumps in her car to go to have ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Laure
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Jean
Hélène de Saint-Père ...
Marie
Hélène Fillières ...
La femme fatiguée
Florence Loiret Caille ...
La jeune fille du flipper (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
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Le jeune homme en parka
Gilles D'Ambra ...
Le mari de la femme fatiguée
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Le réceptionniste
Gianfranco Poddighe ...
Le maître d'hôtel
Nordine Barour ...
Le serveur
Lionel Goldstein ...
L'acheteur
Didier Woldemard ...
Le chauffeur de la camionnette
Nicolas Struve ...
L'homme de l'accrochage
Jérôme Pouly ...
Le deuxième homme de l'accrochage
Nausicaa Meyer ...
La femme de l'accrochage
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Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears. Needing to get out and have a change of scenery, she jumps in her car to go to have dinner with friends--only to become stuck in a terrible traffic jam. Laure completely forgot about the mass transit strike that has thrown the city into chaos. But Laure feels good in her car, the only place she has for herself right now. As she takes in the sights and sounds around her--the blare of horns and arguments, the shimmer of lights and camaraderie--Laure notices a calm and self-assured stranger, Jean, approach her car. Soon thereafter, she opens her car door door to the man who--that night--will change her life. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Opening Weekend:

$11,891 (USA) (23 May 2003)

Gross:

$156,918 (USA) (31 October 2003)
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Boring? Consider the Eye of the Beholder
2 September 2003 | by (Burbank) – See all my reviews

I'm stunned that there aren't better user reviews for this gorgeous, erotic film. Boring? Hardly. Ever see Hitchcock's "Rear Window" or Godard's "Weekend"? Great drama can exist in a traffic jam, behind sealed windows...if you're willing to watch others instead of diddling with your makeup or cel phone. Seriously, I wouldn't expect this movie to appeal to the "Joe Millionaire" crowd, but whatever happened to respect for the non-mainstream? For movies that refuse to follow formula? And why are so many amateur reviewers incapable of recognizing a diamond in the rough? The fact that so much in this movie is communicated without dialogue - the true test of cinema - puts in heads-and-tails above just about every American movie I've seen lately. Besides, this is one hot date movie!


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