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Release Date:
11 September 2002 (France) See more »
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Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Valérie Lemercier ... Laure

Vincent Lindon ... Jean
Hélène de Saint-Père ... Marie
Hélène Fillières ... La femme fatiguée
Florence Loiret Caille ... La jeune fille du flipper (as Florence Loiret-Caille)

Grégoire Colin ... Le jeune homme en parka
Gilles D'Ambra ... Le mari de la femme fatiguée

Micha Lescot ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Bousinesq ... La vieille dame
Géraldine Brezault ... La jeune femme éblouie
Hervé Chaffardon ... Le légionnaire
Manon Conan-Guez ... Une passagère
Pierre De-Carmou ... Monsieur Pierre
Véronique Gugenheim ... Une passagère
Gisèle Joly ... La femme intriguée
Rachida Oulekhiari ... Le serveuse de café
Conception Pires ... La concierge
Luka Pusic ... Le bébé de Marie
Jacqueline Rapsaet ... La femme au chien
Erwan Ribard ... L'homme inquiétant
Mila Somonovic ... La femme blonde
Jane Villenet ... La voix de la radio
Christophe Windling ... La voix de François

Directed by
Claire Denis 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Emmanuèle Bernheim  novel
Emmanuèle Bernheim  screenplay
Claire Denis 

Produced by
Bruno Pésery .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dickon Hinchliffe 
 
Cinematography by
Agnès Godard 
 
Film Editing by
Nelly Quettier 
 
Casting by
Stéphane Batut 
Antoinette Boulat 
 
Production Design by
Katia Wyszkop 
 
Set Decoration by
Gérard Marcireau 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Leterrier 
Judy Shrewsbury 
 
Makeup Department
Véronique Boitout .... key hair stylist
Reynald Desbant .... hair stylist
Laurence Grosjean .... makeup artist
Danièle Vuarin .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alain Barbaut .... unit manager
Denis Bourgeois .... unit manager
Estelle Brugerolles .... unit manager
Manuel Cazorla .... unit production manager
Tony Daoulas .... unit manager
Marjorie Gloaguen .... unit manager
Michel Imbert .... general organization
Fabien Le Boulluec .... unit manager
Henry Le Turc .... unit manager
Patrice Lemoine .... unit manager
Frederic Mahler .... unit manager
Liliana Nedelcu .... unit manager
Maud Quiffet .... unit manager
Christine Raspillère .... production manager
Yohan Rozo .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-Paul Allegre .... first assistant director
François Azria .... assistant director
Benedicte Frely .... assistant director
Murielle Iris .... assistant director
Isabelle Katz .... assistant director
Alexandre Krouleff .... assistant director
Sophie Martin .... assistant director
Caroline Vandenbussche .... trainee assistant director
 
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Christophe Bourreau .... sound effects editor
Pascal Chauvin .... sound effects editor
Edouard d'Heucqueville .... sound mix technician
Eric Grattepain .... sound effects editor
Macdara Smith .... sound effects editor
Emmanuel Ughetto .... boom operator
Jean-Louis Ughetto .... sound mixer
Jean-Louis Ughetto .... sound
Jean-Christophe Winding .... sound editor (as Christophe Winding)
 
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Kevin Berger .... digital compositor
Kevin Berger .... visual effects supervisor
Mathilde Germi .... digital artist
Christian Guillon .... visual effects producer
Jean-Francois Theault .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Baraillon .... electrician
Tony Chapuis .... second assistant camera
Lionel Perrin .... focus puller
Richard Vidal .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Anne-Cécile Vergnaud .... assistant editor
Benjamin Weill .... second assistant editor
 
Other crew
Olivia Bruynoghe .... script supervisor
Laurence Picollec .... finance
Bernadette Zinck .... production administrator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Vendredi soir" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min | Canada:90 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Certification:
Hong Kong:IIB | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
It is life, 25 March 2005
Author: eroticnights from United States

This was a damn good movie. Very different, the closest movie that comes to the feel and over all effect is The Loss of Sexual Innocence. Movies such as this catch many off guard because they don't follow the de facto movie format. Meaning, an event happens, people react to said event, drama, conclusion, resolution.

This movie takes a totally different approach, and that's what makes it shine. This movie defies being labeled as a movie altogether. People say this movie is boring, that nothing happens, there are almost no words. They'd be right, there is no real drama, conclusion, resolution. I don't believe that's what this movie is even about.

From the opening moments of the Paris rooftops I knew I was in for something special. The long shots, the turning off of lights, the gazes at the Paris skyline. This was a visual feast with poetic credentials, and I expected as much.

Folks, this movie was not about Jean and Laure. I believe thats where all the critical flack stems from. This movie isn't about a brief encounter that is over by sunrise. The plot that you all speak of, that's secondary.

The movie tends to focus on their surroundings more so then them. A cluttered car, a heater, traffic, boxes. A best example of this is their skin, during the sex scenes there are close ups of their skin rather then showing them making love. As if the plot, in this case, making love, is secondary to the poetic element of the story.

In any given event, the surroundings are just as important as the story itself. This movie displays that perfectly. That is the purpose of this movie, that is it's beauty, that is what it is about.

If this movie is about the surroundings rather then a plot or story, then what would be the purpose of showing rooftops, skin, lamps, boxes? Because is it life, and it is poetic and beautiful. What is the purpose of a rose? Why take a picture of it, or give it to someone? A rose simply is, this movie simply is. The nuances of life deserve appreciation and this movie pays homage to that fact. That is what this movie is about.

It is life, it is the beauty of everything around you.

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