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A young artist's return home is offset by his unrequited love for a childhood male friend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nicole Garcia ... Marie

Gaspard Ulliel ... Simon

Mélanie Laurent ... Louise

Bruno Todeschini ... Marc

Alysson Paradis ... Alice
Christophe Malavoy ... Jean-Louis

Thibault Vinçon ... Mathieu
Daniel Berlioux ... Pierre
Georges Delattiu ... Gerard
Martine Joussemet ... Eve the Wife

Directed by
Rodolphe Marconi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rodolphe Marconi 

Produced by
Paulo Branco .... producer
Cinematography by
Hélène Louvart 
Film Editing by
Isabelle Devinck 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
Production Design by
Antoine Platteau 
Costume Design by
Marielle Robaut 
Makeup Department
Véronique Boitout .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jacques Arhex .... production manager
Mohand Hadjlarbi .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louise Arhex .... trainee assistant director
Olivier Genet .... first assistant director
Sound Department
William Araujo .... sound editor (as Araujo)
William Araujo .... sound mix technician (as Araujo)
Benjamin Bober .... sound
Fabrice Conesa .... foley & adr recordist
Carole Lourtil .... adr supervisor
François Méreu .... sound editor
Sébastien Savine .... sound editor
Frédéric Ullmann .... sound
Nathalie Vidal .... sound mixer
Jean-Benoit Guillon .... stunts
Laurent Mulot .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Cyril Colmant .... key grip
Steven Gruen .... steadicam op
Mathieu Jamme .... electrician
Other crew
Helena Gonçalves .... production assistant
Françoise Thouvenot .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Le dernier jour" - France (original title)
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104 min
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Daydream in Blue, 10 August 2008
Author: Benedict_Cumberbatch from Los Angeles, CA

Young writer-director Rodolphe Marconi introduces us to 18 year-old Simon (the extremely handsome and talented Gaspard Ulliel, "A Very Long Engagement"), who brings a girl he just met on a train, Louise (Mélanie Laurent), along with him to visit his parents and sister for a holiday in the country. As the mysterious Mathieu (Thibault Vinçon), Simon's unrequited love, reappears, Louise and Mathieu develop a liaison of their own, and we contemplate Simon's morbid sadness as dark secrets are uncovered.

"The Last Day" is a very personal, slow-paced, sensual and tragic story. It's very French in its aesthetics (which I love) and mood, and Marconi owes great part of his film's power to the amazing talent of Ulliel, who says more with a single look than most of today's young actors with a thousand words. In spite of his first bad move in Hollywood with "Hannibal Rising", I believe Ulliel is destined to become an international star (and if he doesn't, that's also fine, as long as he keeps picking daring roles in great films in his homeland). The soundtrack is also eclectic and memorable, and Marconi even reserves "the improvised, sudden musical scene" that's a trademark of some contemporary French directors, like François Ozon and Christophe Honoré. It could seem out of place and even ridiculous, but works beautifully here. Not a film for everybody, and ultimately depressing; but a memorable, poignant experience nonetheless. 9/10.

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