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Fantastic Night (1942)

La nuit fantastique (original title)
Denis is distracted: he's studying all day for philosophy exams and working all night at the flower market; plus, whenever he closes his eyes, he dreams of a mysterious woman in white. His ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcel L'Herbier

Writers:

Louis Chavance (adaptation), Maurice Henry (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernand Gravey ... Denis
Micheline Presle ... Irène
Saturnin Fabre ... Le professeur Thalès
Charles Granval ... Adalbert - l'aveugle
Bernard Blier ... Lucien
Marcel Lévesque ... Le docteur Le Tellier
Christiane Nère Christiane Nère ... Nina (as Christiane Néré)
Jean Parédès Jean Parédès ... Cadet
Zita Fiore Zita Fiore ... L'assistante
Michel Vitold Michel Vitold ... Boris
Roger Caccia Roger Caccia ... Le fou-pendule
Paul Frankeur ... Le patron du bistrot
Marguerite Ducouret Marguerite Ducouret ... La maraîchère
André Nicolle André Nicolle ... Le conservateur
Maurice Marceau Maurice Marceau ... Un des forts des Halles
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Denis is distracted: he's studying all day for philosophy exams and working all night at the flower market; plus, whenever he closes his eyes, he dreams of a mysterious woman in white. His girlfriend Nina is annoyed at him for his inattention, so she steps out behind his back with a friend of his. One night, while napping at the flower mart, he pursues the mystery woman in what he thinks is a dream, and finds himself with her in a restaurant with her father and her fiancé, then on to a magic shop, the Louvre, a nightclub, and a mental asylum. During the night, he discovers a plot against her, and still believing it's a dream, goes to great lengths to try to save her. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 July 1942 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite Fantástica See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Awards:
  • Grand Prix de la Critique Cinématographique 1982
  • Grand Prix de la Critique Cinématographique.
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Edited into Nitrate Base (1996) See more »

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Ophuls's dinner with Jean Cocteau!
24 April 2018 | by hamidrezarafatnejadSee all my reviews

A weird, great, creative, and pure fantasy, with a fresh approach, like you can't find one like this, even now! Marcel L'Herbier's style was like Max Ophuls mixed with Jean Cocteau. --- Hamidreza Rafatnejad


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