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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 »

Goofs

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: 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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That's the question: Are Americans human beings?
24 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only thing remotely exciting in the first half of this movie was if and when the sexual tension between Irène (Juliette Binoche) and David (Tom Riley) would end in a tryst between the sheets before one or both of them were killed by William Pound (John Turturro), a poetry spouting psycho.

But then, David's half-sister Orlando (Sara Forestier) appears to hate him and all Americans so much that they will end up together. Who knows? There sure isn't anything else going on as we wait to see if Elliott (Nick Nolte) knows about 9/11.

Quelle surprise! The winner is..., and it only took 85 minutes of the movie to get there! The conversations between Irène, Orlando and David kept the movie interesting until the predictable end.


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