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A Few Days in September (2006)
"Quelques jours en septembre" (original title)

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September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Irène Montano
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William Pound
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Orlando
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David
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Elliott
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Le jeune banquier
Saïd Amadis ...
Le vieux banquier
Magne-Håvard Brekke ...
Igor Zyberski (as Magne-Havard Brekke)
Joël Lefrançois ...
Le concierge de l'hôtel
Alexis Galmot ...
Le serveur
Jean-Luc Lucas ...
Le contrôleur
Roberto Moro ...
Le gardien du palais
Julien Husson ...
L'homme à la cigarette
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September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to work with him, and David, his adoptive son, will help him and lead the girl to her father. Chased by William Pound, a strangely poetic psycho, they will defy the dangers of international espionage from Paris to Venice and finally get to Elliot on September the 11th 2001. Written by Gemini Films

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Hours ago they were strangers, in a minute more they will be fugitives

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6 September 2006 (France)  »

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€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Although this is Santiago Amigorena's directorial debut, it is also his 26th screenplay in eight years. See more »

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Final scene in Venice the characters are sitting as sun rises in early morning and then the scene shifts to the TV in café with news of 9/11 attack. In Venice the news would have been in the afternoon after mid day meal not early morning. See more »

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David: It's rather strange, isn't it? The same person on one side of the Atlantic has a daughter that wants to kill him. Hates him. And the other side has a son that loves him. And thinks he's the best man in the world.
Orlando: There are many differences between the two sides of the Atlantic.
David: Don't start...
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An engaging but flawed film.
6 March 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is another film stultified by self-conscious direction and faddish photography. I have had enough of blurry, shaky, false colour cinematography for the rest of my life. Watch a Clint Eastwood directed film and see story-telling, in-focus, at its best. See also The King's Speech for developing characters. A Few Days in September had a good cast with wonderful actors like Binoche and Tuturro, although Binoche was not capitalised. Unlike other reviewers, I found the young people's discourse right on the mark for generation Y. Tuturro's psycho character might be an accurate parallel for what the American state thought was acceptable at the time of the story. Who knows, American international behaviour has been much more bizarre that Tuturro's character at times. Maybe too, a Venetian contact provided the large case and heavy calibre rifle locally rather than has been suggested that it was taken through customs. Despite its serious flaws, I enjoyed the story, and just seeing Binoche a lot in close up, such a wonderful face to photograph. To the director, don't forget that someone has to watch the film and does not need to get irritated by art for art's sake, especially when it "ain't Picasso". The version I saw did not have sub-titles and this hurt the film for me because my other languages are not European or Arabic. I look forward to more of Binoche and Tuturro but not blurred vision. It was not, as Binboche suggested, another way of looking at things.


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