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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

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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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French visa # 119343 See more »

Goofs

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

Soundtracks

""21 Grams Freestyle"
Performed by Nucci Reyo
Contains a sample of "Mechanical Box"
Written by Jean-Pierre DeCerf and Gerard Zadj
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A psychological thriller that doesn't thrill
14 January 2019 | by muonsSee all my reviews

This is a flat story that begins with a promising start then quickly turns into a snoozefest and finishes with a whimper. The acting and cinematography are indeed above the average. The female police character is laughable cliche with 70's Peter Falk impersonation. Although it's classified as a thriller there's hardly any tension in the unfolding drama that fails to create a shred of suspense.


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Country:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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