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Les morsures de l'aube (2001)

Antoine is a social wannabe who drops an elusive aristocrat's name to get into an exclusive party. The name - Jordan - gets him whisked by two burly bodyguards into the office of the host, ... See full summary »

Director:

Antoine de Caunes

Writers:

Tonino Benacquista (novel), Laurent Chalumeau (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guillaume Canet ... Antoine Venequiste
Asia Argento ... Violaine Charlier
Gérard Lanvin ... Étienne
Gilbert Melki ... Dogman
José Garcia ... Caniveau
Vincent Perez ... Young actor
Jean-Marie Winling Jean-Marie Winling ... Abraham von Bulow
Orazio Massaro Orazio Massaro ... Jordan Charlier
Frédéric Pellegeay Frédéric Pellegeay ... Gérard
James Arch James Arch ... Raoul
Corinne Debonnière Corinne Debonnière ... Dogman's wife
Saïd Amadis Saïd Amadis ... Owner of the 'Custom Bar'
Francis Leplay ... Photographer
Zazie Delem Zazie Delem ... Christelle
Emile Abossolo M'bo Emile Abossolo M'bo ... Baptiste
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Storyline

Antoine is a social wannabe who drops an elusive aristocrat's name to get into an exclusive party. The name - Jordan - gets him whisked by two burly bodyguards into the office of the host, von Bulow, who won't accept Antoine's admission of lying, gives him $100,000, and promises $900,000 more when led to Jordan. Enticed by the money, Antoine, with the help of his friend Étienne, begins his search. He follows trails through Paris's night scene, gets beaten up and bitten, and meets Jordan's sister, Violaine. After a surreal night, he's hooked on her charms but leery of continuing his pursuit of Jordan. Von Bulow insists. Can he find Jordan, get his reward, and attract Violaine? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 March 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Criaturas de la noche See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alicéléo,Canal+,Cofimage 12 See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not bad, not good. Lacks some real teeth
22 March 2001 | by Rene-6See all my reviews

This film has atmosphere, no doubt. But something is missing, I'm not so sure what. Guillaume Canet does not convince as a tough guy who goes from bar to bar. He's got a face too pretty and doesn't look like a party animal. Asia Argento however is perfect. Sure, her role is more physical, she has not much to speak in French. I knew a girl with exactly the same Italian accent, sounds nice by the way. The whole movie is nice to look at, but somehow, you don't get too much involved. The end could have been more dramatic.


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