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A Few Days in September (2006)

Quelques jours en septembre (original title)
On September 1st, 2001 a spy receives information that something terrible will happen soon.

Director:

Santiago Amigorena
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Cast

Cast overview:
Juliette Binoche ... Irène Montano
John Turturro ... William Pound
Sara Forestier ... Orlando
Tom Riley ... David
Nick Nolte ... Elliott
Mathieu Demy ... Le jeune banquier
Saïd Amadis Saïd Amadis ... Le vieux banquier
Magne-Håvard Brekke ... Igor Zyberski (as Magne-Havard Brekke)
Joël Lefrançois ... Le concierge de l'hôtel
Alexis Galmot Alexis Galmot ... Le serveur
Jean-Luc Lucas Jean-Luc Lucas ... Le contrôleur
Roberto Moro Roberto Moro ... Le gardien du palais
Julien Husson Julien Husson ... L'homme à la cigarette
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Storyline

September the 1st, 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to work with him, and David, his adoptive son, will help him and lead the girl to her father. Chased by William Pound, a strangely poetic psycho, they will defy the dangers of international espionage from Paris to Venice and finally get to Elliot on September the 11th 2001. Written by Gemini Films

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Hours ago they were strangers, in a minute more they will be fugitives

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Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

Although this is Santiago Amigorena's directorial debut, it is also his 26th screenplay in eight years. See more »

Goofs

Final scene in Venice the characters are sitting as sun rises in early morning and then the scene shifts to the TV in café with news of 9/11 attack. In Venice the news would have been in the afternoon after mid day meal not early morning. See more »

Quotes

David: You don't like Americans, do you?
Orlando: No.
David: Why?
Irène Montano: Because her dad likes poetry, she hates poetry. Because her dad's American, she hates Americans.
David: The fact that her dad's American can't be the only reason why she hates us all.
Orlando: You want other reasons?
David: Yeah.
Orlando: Because you've got short legs. Because you like Schwarzenegger. Because you take care of your body as if it was a machine, and of your head as if it was a tomato. Because you think you have to save mankind. And surprise, what's supposed to be good for ...
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A Few Wasted Hours in September
16 September 2007 | by deastman_ukSee all my reviews

Despite a very good cast and a clever idea, this film never happened. The acting was good but the director was self-indulgent with his filming technique.

The film was slow and built no tension, and by time Nick Nolte arrived, the film had already died on its backside. The film wasted time on juvenile political discussion. I literally thought that the American boy would accuse the French girl as being a cheese eating surrender monkey, but of course they just fall in love! Every single role was unoriginal from John Turtoro's poetry reading psycho to Juliet Binoche's cool french spy. Given such an important political possibility, the film said absolutely nothing.


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Language:

English | French | Italian | Arabic

Release Date:

6 September 2006 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$471,845
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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