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Black Night (2005)

Nuit noire (original title)
In a world overtaken by eternal darkness, the buttoned down entomologist abandons his phantoms to embrace the unknown. Oscar is a conservator at the Natural Science Museum, and spends most ... See full summary »

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Olivier Smolders
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Fabrice Rodriguez ... Oscar
Yves-Marie Gnahoua Yves-Marie Gnahoua ... La femme africaine
Philippe Corbisier Philippe Corbisier ... Oscar enfant (as Philippe Amaury Corbisier)
Iris De Busschere Iris De Busschere ... Le petite fille (as Iris Debusschere)
Raffa Chillah Raffa Chillah ... Le petite fille
Raymond Pradel Raymond Pradel ... Le taxidermiste
Marie Lecomte Marie Lecomte ... Marie Neige
Luc David Luc David ... Le médecin
Jean-Philippe Altenloh Jean-Philippe Altenloh ... L'homme-loup
Helena Ibraguimova Helena Ibraguimova ... La concierge
Pietro Geranio Pietro Geranio ... Le laborantin
Francis Dony Francis Dony ... Le policier
Joseph Rensonnet Joseph Rensonnet ... Le policier
Nancy Sinatra Nancy Sinatra ... La jeune fille du bureau
Mweze Ngangura Mweze Ngangura ... Le gardien du musée (as Mweze N'Gangura)
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In a world overtaken by eternal darkness, the buttoned down entomologist abandons his phantoms to embrace the unknown. Oscar is a conservator at the Natural Science Museum, and spends most of his days surrounded by bugs. When Oscar isn't tending to the tiny specimens that line his home and workplace, he can frequently be found reflecting on his childhood traumas in the psychiatrist's office. One day, Oscar returns home from work to find an African woman from the museum lying in his bed. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Like a nightmare
7 February 2009 | by jochen-debockSee all my reviews

This film is amazing - it's just like a nightmare. The bizarre story, the dark decors, the swarming insects everywhere, the idea jumps and the surrealistic dreams... Really great! People who love cult movies or very dark thrillers will find this fantastic. It seems a little to the films of David Lynch: the strange story, the bizarre dreams, the red curtains. Nuit Noire contains almost no plot. It's rather a succession of surrealistic happenings, nightmares and meetings. That's a drawback. If the film had a really fascinating plot full of tension with a captivating denouement, I would give it a 10 out of 10. But that's missing, and that's why I gave the movie an 8. Nuit Noire is a film worth watching. Search that DVD and you'll be rewarded!


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Country:

Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 April 2006 (Belgium) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tervuren, Belgium

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