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 overview:
Irène Montano
William Pound
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


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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A Few Days in September  »

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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 »


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 »


David: If you ever want to stop a cell phone working again, remind me to show you something easier than throwing it out a train window.
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14 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know the words necessary to truly describe how awful this movie is. First and foremost, it's an anti American diatribe. Yes, George Bush stole the 2000 election, the US paved the way for Iraq to invade Kuwait, and the US government had advance knowledge of the September 11th attacks. And those are the good parts. Every performer did such terrible jobs, it's hard to choose who was the worst, but I'll say the girl who played the daughter.

Even John Turturro, who I have never seen in a bad role, is bad in this bomb.

I guess this is supposed to be some sort of spy thriller, with lots of phone calls and clandestine meetings set up but never carried out. It failed miserably to create any tension, and was a good 45 minutes too long for the amount of story they had to begin with.

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