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Quelques jours en septembre (2006)

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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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 »

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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: You don't like Americans, do you?
Orlando: No.
David: Why?
Irène Montano: Because her dad likes poetry, she hates poetry. Because her dad's American, she hates Americans.
David: The fact that her dad's American can't be the only reason why she hates us all.
Orlando: You want other reasons?
David: Yeah.
Orlando: Because you've got short legs. Because you like Schwarzenegger. Because you take care of your body as if it was a machine, and of your head as if it was a tomato. Because you think you have to save mankind. And surprise, what's supposed to be good ...
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Pretentious euro-pudding pseudo-spy movie
17 September 2006 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Other than good performances from Juliette Binoche, Sara Forestier and the likable newcomer Tom Riley, this movie doesn't have much to recommend it. Aiming to be a "metaphoric" spy movie about the evils of secrecy and the wounds of childhood, the film fails for having plot devices instead of characters and a sloppy, unconvincing direction, resulting in an overall bore. We are also treated with highly annoying anti-American propaganda. Nick Nolte pops up in the last ten minutes like a poor man's Colonel Kurtz but his appearance comes too late to wake up the movie. For works playing successfully playing with the thriller genre, try some of Paul Austers'books or Wim Wenders'earlier films instead. Skip this one.


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