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Le jour et la nuit (1997)

A French author who fled to Mexico for a quiet life and an actress who is willing to seduce him to get a part in a film adapted from one of his books.

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Jean-Paul Enthoven (scenario), Bernard-Henri Lévy (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arielle Dombasle ... Laure
Karl Zéro ... Filippi (as Karl Zero)
Jean-Pierre Kalfon ... Lucien
Alain Delon ... Alexandre
Marianne Denicourt ... Ariane
Xavier Beauvois ... Carlo
Lauren Bacall ... Sonia
Francisco Rabal ... Cristobal
Véronique Levy Véronique Levy ... Consuelo
Rafael González-Cidoncha Rafael González-Cidoncha ... Le prêtre
Carlos Quintero Carlos Quintero ... Leandro
Vanessa Bauche ... La Muchacha
Dionisos Espinoza Dionisos Espinoza ... Le mesero
Gerardo Martínez Gerardo Martínez ... Le cuisinier
Gerardo Moreno Gerardo Moreno ... Le garde du corps
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Storyline

Alexandre (Alain Delon) is an aging writer who lives as a monarch in the depths of Mexico. Surrounded by his court (strange and mysterious characters), he staves off boredom with alcohol, boxing, women and ballooning. Desiring to acquire the adaptation rights of Alexandre's first novel, film producer Filippi (Karl Zéro) and his actress Laure (Arielle Dombasle) soon arrive in the life of the celebrated author. Alexandre and Laure gradually become closer and set off extreme passions in the heart of the community.

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France | Spain | Belgium | Canada | Mexico

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French | Spanish | English

Release Date:

12 February 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Day and Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In the very last scene of the movie, Sonia - Lauren Bacall - is in Alexandre's study. On the desk, one can see in evidence the book "Orson Welles - The Road to Xanadu" written by Simon Callow. See more »

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Referenced in Center Stage (2000) See more »

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A must see
7 September 2009 | by DjaK6See all my reviews

This is THE crappiest movie I have ever seen, there is NOTHING good : script, shooting, editing, actors, it's a TOTAL DISASTER! The style is so ridiculous going into vulgarity with ugly sex scene, there is so many wrong cuts and so many many many wrong things in all domains, it became a "must see" to laugh or to learn what you have not to do in a movie. Of course this movie was subsidized by CCF (french cinematographic center) with french people money : CCF give 1.700.000$ in advance to BHL who had no exp and no previous work in movie-making, not even a short! Usually best french director have 280.000 to 420.000$ in advance. where is the error? (wellcome in french production) The funniest thing : this movie makes 70.000 spectators, BHL the director said " I saw too high, I saw too big and the public couldn't follow me"... yea, yea, we can't follow you in so much deep craps. This man, BHL, self-proclaimed philosopher/dramatist/reporter/writer/director, is born fantastically wealthy and inherit a 1.100.000.000$ fortune made by cutting billions amazonian and African trees so, next time, I hope he will pay his dirty fantasy with his own dirty money


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