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My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days (1989)

Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours (original title)
A story of doomed passion by two mortally ill people: he is physically, she is mentally.


Andrzej Zulawski


Andrzej Zulawski (adaptation)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Marceau ... Blanche
Jacques Dutronc ... Lucas
Valérie Lagrange ... Blanche's mère
Myriam Mézières Myriam Mézières ... Edwige
Laure Killing Laure Killing ... Ines
François Chaumette François Chaumette ... Concierge
Sady Rebbot Sady Rebbot ... François
Salim Talbi Salim Talbi ... Page
Jean-Pierre Hebrard Jean-Pierre Hebrard ... Michel
Michael Goldman Michael Goldman ... Barnabé
Marc Zammit
Christophe Luthringer Christophe Luthringer
Isabelle Illiers ... La mère de Lucas
Isabel Schiffmacker Isabel Schiffmacker
Jean Dolande Jean Dolande


Lucas has invented a new computer language but at the same time he has been informed about his strange terminal illness during which he has been gradually losing his memory. Shortly after that he meets Blanche who acts as a medium in a bizarre traveling show. Dying Lucas follows her to the sea resort where they spend together several days and nights. Written by Yuri German <blsidt1@imf.org>

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Drama | Romance


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Concierge: He who chews... cannot laugh.
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Bizarre French love story
11 May 2009 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

One thing is for sure when it comes to director Andrzej Zulawski; he divides opinion. My only taste of him prior to seeing this film was the fantastic Possession; which in my opinion is nothing short of a masterpiece. My Nights are More Beautiful than Your Days is an attempt at a romantic film; but naturally since it's also a Andrzej Zulawski film, it's anything but ordinary and is likely to polarise its viewers. Personally, I'm of the opinion that this film is not as great as Possession; but is still an interesting and beautiful film that deserves to be seen! The film focuses on Lucas; a man that has just invented a new computer language...but has unfortunately also been told that he's losing his memory due to a strange terminal illness that the doctors can't put their fingers on. While out with a friend, Lucas happens upon a young woman and the pair end up hitting it off after she throws a lighter at him. Shortly after, she leaves to put on her mind reading show; and love struck Lucas follows her.

This is a film that has much more style than substance; and the director plays up to this fact as much as possible and much of the film is extremely beautiful. The plot is certainly bizarre (though never as bizarre as Zulowski's earlier and more famous opus), although it mostly makes sense enough for the viewer to easily follow it. Jacques Dutronc takes the lead role and does well with it; convincing as the rather strange lead character. He stars opposite the beautiful Sophie Marceau; and the director makes good use of her by showing off her body on numerous occasions. It has to be said that the film doesn't really go anywhere; but in spite of that, getting there is an interesting ride. Several scenes (most notably a sequence from the leading lady's show) will stick in the mind long after the film has finished. The film does boil down to a suitable conclusion, although it doesn't really bring any closure to the characters. Overall, this film won't be for everyone; but if you appreciate style and beauty; there might be something for you here.

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Release Date:

19 April 1989 (France) See more »

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As minhas Noites são mais belas que os vossos dias See more »

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Saris See more »
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1.85 : 1
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