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Tomorrow at Dawn (2009)

Demain dès l'aube (original title)
Turn from playing the piano to playing with swords, and you will get blood on your hands.


Denis Dercourt
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Credited cast:
Gabriella Wright
Vincent Perez ... Mathieu
Jérémie Renier ... Paul
Anne Marivin ... Jeanne
Aurélien Recoing ... Capitaine Déprées
Barbara Probst Barbara Probst ... Christelle
Françoise Lebrun ... Claire Guibert
Gérald Laroche Gérald Laroche ... Major Rogart
Jérôme Bertin
Laurent Schilling Laurent Schilling
Raphaël Dufour Raphaël Dufour
Hugo Malpeyre Hugo Malpeyre ... Hotel groom
Arnaud Carbonnier Arnaud Carbonnier
Adeline Zarudiansky Adeline Zarudiansky
Vincent Ozanon Vincent Ozanon


Mathieu, a piano virtuoso, goes home to help his brother Paul to take care of their sick mother. Paul is into reenacting old battles, dressing up and getting into character, even dueling if necessary. Mathieu gets involved in this world and play becomes real. Written by Pia Nyström

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A l'heure où blanchit la campagne ........
23 March 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

The title is the first three words of a very famous Victor Hugo 's poem :as this poem is about a visit to a grave , it fits the movie like a glove.

Mathieu is a pianist virtuoso ,so his life is exciting and he does need any way out .So far.His brother Paul ,as soon as we meet him , seems irrational ,behind his smile .Perhaps to forget all about his sick mom, he 's involved in very special role plays :to live in another time, to reenact old historic battles ,and to find back a sense of honor through duels (which,although forbidden by Richelieu survived till the nineteenth century in France).And to look very spick and span in an uniform of yore,what a thrill!But the border between game and "for real " is thin .And Mathieu who accompanies his brother is spellbound.

The cinematography in the dewy forests at dawn is superb ;these settings give one the strange feeling of entering another world .As for the performances, IMHO, Jérémie Rénier effortlessly blows Vincent Perez off the screen.

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Release Date:

12 August 2009 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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