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The Night Clerk (2011)

Avant l'aube (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 2 March 2011 (France)
Frederic is a young man in social rehabilitation. He has just found a night internship, in an isolated hotel in the mountains when, one evening, he sees his boss, Jacques, together with ... See full summary »

Director:

Raphaël Jacoulot

Writers:

Lise Macheboeuf (scenario), Raphaël Jacoulot (scenario)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Bacri ... Jacques Couvreur
Vincent Rottiers ... Frédéric Boissier
Ludmila Mikaël ... Michèle Couvreur
Sylvie Testud ... L'inspectrice de police Sylvie Poncet
Céline Sallette ... Julie Couvreur
François Perrot ... Paul Couvreur
Xavier Robic Xavier Robic ... Arnaud Couvreur
India Hair India Hair ... Maud
Pierre-Félix Gravière Pierre-Félix Gravière ... Olivier
Marc Brunet ... Le capitaine de gendarmerie Barthod
Nicolas Jouhet Nicolas Jouhet ... Henri
Marc Saez ... Raphaël Cassany
Philippe Vendan-Borin Philippe Vendan-Borin ... L'assistant de Sylvie
Priscilla Attal-Sfez Priscilla Attal-Sfez ... Sandrine (as Priscilla Attal)
Patrick Hastert Patrick Hastert ... Jacky
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Frederic is a young man in social rehabilitation. He has just found a night internship, in an isolated hotel in the mountains when, one evening, he sees his boss, Jacques, together with this son, hiding a car in the parking lot. The day after, he learns that one of the clients left the hotel without notice... Written by Amélie Vrla

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Drama | Thriller

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French visa # 119343 See more »

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"Smoky Blues", written by John Barry, appears twice in the credits for 'Additional Music', as items 9 and 26. See more »

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Interesting psychological drama
6 March 2011 | by mcsawleySee all my reviews

Gloom atmosphere of the October - period in a holiday resort in the Pyrenees. The setting reminds of an Hitchcock film, the tension, the characters, the closed environment, alas not the film direction. The objects and evidences of the culprit do not play the role they could in building up the suspense, there is no follow up. I found that the whole story and suspense lands flat on its nose. Good acting from most of the cast, and especially from the second roles. The hotel does not look real for one moment, with real customers, that is a pity.

Good scenario and story, lacking somehow inspiration. Worth seeing in spite of its dull moments.


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France | Luxembourg

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 March 2011 (France) See more »

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Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$437,286
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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