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Liberté, la nuit (1984)

In the mist of the Algerian events, a man finds a fugitive happiness beside a local woman.


Philippe Garrel


Philippe Garrel (dialogue), Philippe Garrel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Emmanuelle Riva ... Mouche, the wife
Maurice Garrel ... Jean, the husband
Christine Boisson ... Gémina
László Szabó ... Laszlo, the puppeteer
Brigitte Sy ... Micheline, Laszlo's wife
Pierre Forest Pierre Forest ... Un parachutiste
Gérard Demond Gérard Demond ... Un parachutiste
Barthelemy Teillaud Barthelemy Teillaud ... Barthélémy, Laszlo's son
Muriel Oger Muriel Oger ... Sophie - Jean's daughter
Raymond Portalier Raymond Portalier ... Plainclothes policeman
Joël Barbouth Joël Barbouth ... Plainclothes policeman
Habib Laidi Habib Laidi ... Algerian worker
Mohamed Fellag ... Mohand
Salah Teskouk Salah Teskouk ... Salah
Julien Sarfati Julien Sarfati ... Mehdi


In the mist of the Algerian events, a man finds a fugitive happiness beside a local woman.

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15 May 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Freiheit, die Nacht See more »

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2 March 2015 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

A long, dull, boring film made to please the censors and give the production team a good wage.

If set in he 1940s, this film would have been great. France was preparing to make pregnancy termination a crime against the state and here you have to opposite sex characters getting naked outside the institution of marriage.

If set around 1961 this film would have brought a human perspective to a raging conflict that was never solved as it erupts every now and than.

Made in the 1980s this film stands for wasted time and wasted film. In a way it is the moral follower of the war movies made in France in the 1950s and 1960s: look at how humane we are.

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