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A Few Days in September -- Ten days before 9/11, Elliott, a CIA agent who is holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. Irène, a French agent, along with Elliott’s abandoned son and daughter, follow the trail from Paris to Venice.

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6 September 2006 (France) See more »
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Hours ago they were strangers, in a minute more they will be fugitives
Plot:
September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world... See more » | Full synopsis »
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A Stylish, Engrossing Tale form the European Front Before 911 See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Juliette Binoche ... Irène Montano

John Turturro ... William Pound

Sara Forestier ... Orlando

Tom Riley ... David

Nick Nolte ... Elliott

Mathieu Demy ... 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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Directed by
Santiago Amigorena 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Santiago Amigorena 

Produced by
Santiago Amigorena .... co-producer
Paulo Branco .... producer
Tommaso Dabala .... executive producer
Rosanna Roditi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Laurent Martin 
 
Cinematography by
Christophe Beaucarne 
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Turoche 
 
Casting by
Frédérique Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Emmanuelle Duplay 
 
Costume Design by
Isabelle Baudry 
 
Makeup Department
Morgane Bernhard .... hair stylist
Mathilde Dhordain .... makeup artist
Cédric Gérard .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Christophe Bouhier .... assistant unit manager
Anthony Bouinière .... assistant unit manager
Tommaso Dabala .... unit production manager
Stéphanie Delbos .... unit manager
Jean-Luc Lucas .... unit production manager
Raoul Peruzzi .... production supervisor
Nicolas Picard .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Consuelo Bidorini .... assistant director
Renaud Epelboin .... second assistant director
Elodie Gay .... trainee assistant director
Catherine Olaya Salazar .... second assistant director (as Catherine Olaya)
Brieuc Vanderswalm .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas Broyon .... second assistant art director
Daniele Carrer .... set dresser
Paolo Cusin .... property buyer
Paolo Cusin .... props
Cécile Deleu .... set dresser
Pierre Duboisberranger .... first assistant art director (as Pierre du Boisberranger)
Antoine Galinié .... property master
Nathalie Rousseau .... second assistant art director
Jean Tixador .... second assistant art director
François Willenz .... digital artist
 
Sound Department
Valérie Arlaud .... sound editor
Mathilde Cousin .... dialogue editor
Pascal Dedeye .... foley artist
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound re-recording mixer
Marie Guesnier .... additional sound
Romain Kronenberg .... sound designer
Anne-Laure Lermyte .... additional sound
Aurélien Lucquiaud .... additional sound
Jean-Yves Pouyat .... assistant sound
Jamie Roden .... adr mixer
François Waledisch .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Grégoire Delage .... special effects coordinator
Pascal Fauvelle .... special effects technician
Franco Ragusa .... special effects: Italy
Charles-Axel Vollard .... special effects technician
Olivier Zenenski .... special effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fabrice Anut .... key grip
Werner Bacciu .... co-key grip
Pascal Baudry .... still photographer
Néwine Behi .... first assistant camera
Eric Bialas .... Steadicam operator
Olivier Bouyssou .... grip
Andrea Chiozzotto .... daily camera operator
Eric Cuffini .... electrician
Jean-Pascal Czap .... electrician
Luccio Di Rosa .... grip (as Luc Di Rosa)
Roger Do Minh .... video assistant
Nabil Dridi .... electrician
Jean-François Drigeard .... rigging gaffer (as Jean-François Drigeard Desgarnier)
Franck Fiquet .... electrician
Eric Fodera .... electrician
Manuel Gaspar .... electrician
Michel Gentils .... grip
Eric Gies .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Lacroix .... electrician
Jean-Pierre Lacroix .... gaffer
Tom Mitaux .... electrician
Elvis Pasqual .... co-gaffer
Yannick Ressigeac .... second assistant camera
Angelo Russo .... electrician
Marion Stalens .... still photographer
Christophe Surbier .... grip
Jean-Pierre Voisin .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aline Dupays .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Carlos Pinto .... assistant editor
Flora Volpelière .... editor trainee
 
Other crew
Hiam Abbass .... language coach
Agathe Astira .... administrator
Denis Bourgeois .... location scout
Nicola Catullo .... key location assistant
Geoffroy de Boissezon .... production assistant
Flavio De Simone .... assistant accountant
Pierre Dreyfus .... production secretary
Renaud Epelboin .... location scout (as Reno Epelboin)
Violaine Gillibert .... language coach
Geoffroy Hassoun .... stage manager
Aurélie Kazian .... production assistant
Bénédicte Kermadec .... script supervisor
Paula Marshall .... language coach
Lina Martins .... assistant: Juliette Binoche
Anne Mattatia .... production assistant
Patrick Morch .... groupman (as Patrick Morsch)
Anna Offelli .... production assistant
Cristina Olivari .... production runner
Peggy Plessas .... language coach (as Peggy Hall Plessas)
Nicola Rosada .... location manager
Gérard Sionneau .... groupman
Ula Tabari .... language coach
Anita Tomaselli .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Quelques jours en septembre" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
116 min
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Although this is Santiago Amigorena's directorial debut, it is also his 26th screenplay in eight years.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
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 for mankind, first, and foremost, is good for you. Enough? Or do you want more?
Irène Montano:Wow. Congratulations. David and I bet you never say more than three words.
David:You've left out a few other reasons. Um, you can hate us because we eat bland food. Because we're always afraid we're gonna be sick. Because we are against abortion, but for the death penalty. Because we never have sex. And because half of us... well almost half of us, voted for George doubla-vee Bush. But you see, for me, the fact that the French have a stuupid president never prevented me from loving them.
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24 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A Stylish, Engrossing Tale form the European Front Before 911, 13 September 2007
Author: gradyharp from United States

Quelques jours en septembre (A Few Days in September) is an intelligent, classy little film that boasts not only a unique story as written and directed by Argentinean Santiago Amigorena, but a fine cast of both seasoned and fresh young actors who capture our attention and hearts as they progress through Europe on a mission that has a lot to do (in 2001) with September's indelible imprint on the world. It is a film that contains biting humor, black humor, love interests, and bizarre sidebars that make the final moments of the movie all the more troubling.

Irène Montano (Juliette Binoche) is an agent in Paris who is somehow connected to secret intelligence in making a meeting with one CIA agent Elliott (Nick Nolte) who holds top-secret information that could change the world... Irène is instructed by cellphone to look after Elliott's estranged French daughter Orlando (Sara Forestier), who loathes the father that deserted her when her mother died, and Elliot's young son David (Tom Riley) from the US who adores his father and has come to Paris to see him. Various meeting places between Irène (accompanied by Orlando and David) and Elliot are aborted until finally the three are told to travel to Venice for a definite meeting. This all takes place between September 5th and September 10th and it is soon suggested that the elusive Intelligence Service Elliott hold information that will impact the world.

As the three characters progress through the streets and cafés of Paris and of Venice they are stalked by a very odd assassin William Pound (John Turturro) who divides his time among reciting poetry, in cellphone consultations with his psychiatrist, killing people and planning the assassination of Elliott. While Orlando and David are at first at odds, separated by language and by disparate feelings about their shared father, the presence of Irène joins the two in friendship and more while acting as a guide and escort through the dangers that lie constantly before them. It is not until the last few minutes of the film that we actually meet Elliott (Nolte) and in these few minutes not only are there changes that occur in the estranged relationship between Orlando and Elliot, but also rapid fire events that breathlessly lead to the moments before the shattering events of 911 in America.

Cinematographer Christophe Beaucarne captures all of the allure of Paris and Venice while keeping the focus of the film intense with well-lighted spaces and camera angles. Laurent Martin has found the right mixture of music types to fit the various moods of the film - from amorous to innocent to terror. The film is in both English and French (subtitled in English) and it is refreshing for a groups of actors to move so graciously between the languages. Binoche is in peak form, creating a fascinating woman whose role is so very pivotal to the entire story. John Turturro adds another character role to his repertoire and provides most of the dark humor that peppers the film. Nolte is strong in his small role, but it is the pleasure of watching newcomers Tom Riley and Sara Forestier, so adroit at being natural, that adds to the success of the movie. While the topic of the film (911) is still difficult to assimilate, this version of how Europe was responding and the suggestion of how our own CIA had prior information make for a seamlessly exciting way of filling in some of the holes that remain to be examined. Strongly recommended on all levels. Grady Harp

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