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Malgré la nuit (2015)

Unrated | | Drama | 6 July 2016 (France)
Lens returns to Paris to find his only true love, Madeleine. As his search for her continues, he finds himself getting sucked into the dark and cruel underworld of the porn industry.


John-Henry Butterworth (screenplay), Philippe Grandrieux (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Kristian Marr Kristian Marr ... Lenz
Ariane Labed ... Hélène
Roxane Mesquida ... Lena
Paul Hamy Paul Hamy ... Louis
Johan Leysen ... Vitali
Sam Louwyck Sam Louwyck ... L'homme à la voix métallique
Aurélien Recoing ... Paul
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Agostini Anna Agostini
Jonathan Boudina Jonathan Boudina ... Dandy
Jonathan Mickael Hartel Boudina Jonathan Mickael Hartel Boudina ... Audience member
Christopher Buchholz
Gabrielle Lazure ... La Mère
Pierre Nisse ... Pute
Lola Norda Lola Norda ... Lola
Floran Royer Floran Royer ... Audience Member (as Wyatt Alexander)


Three characters on the cube, or nine possibilities of interaction whose lowest common denominator is always one: the obsession. It is from this unique feeling, destructive, that they evolve, they influence and are determined the lives of Lenz (Kristian Marr), Hélène (Ariane Labed) and Lena (Roxane Mesquida), the three protagonists of a ménage à trois black as pitch , yet tormenting, which takes place at different times and on staggered levels, punctuated by narrative blocks that, little by little, added to each other, give us back in their entirety the ineffable portraits of three souls adrift. Written by lament

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6 July 2016 (France) See more »

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Apesar da Noite See more »

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Paris, France

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1.85 : 1
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Incoherent mess! Shows even simple minds can imitate art.
2 June 2016 | by tudor_009See all my reviews

If I will scrawl some weird forms on canvas trying to imitate what Picasso was doing I can fool many untrained eyes. But it would still be rubbish. I saw this film yesterday at TIFF .15 and I must say I felt insulted. I watched many independent movies and this is the first one that made me exit the cinema. A very disturbing feeling was growing on me, the feeling that some frauds are scamming and mocking the indie lovers (not art film consumers, but indie lovers, there's a difference). I actually searched for the director and watched an interview with him about the film, hoping it was just me having a bad mood. His discourse/monologue was brutal, than man seems like he couldn't even write a coherent YouTube comment, and that's me resisting the temptation of spiteful remarks. No wonder empty and bad acted 15 mins scenes were evoking 15 year old pseudo philosophy. The problem? I'll cite some smarter people than me who said: "There are, bluntly, too many lackluster, forgettable and just plain bad movies pouring into theaters, distracting the entertainment media and, more important, overwhelming the audience." Please note this was written about the Independent Movie Industry, not about Hollywood. I'll mention two films I've seen these days, equally dark, brutal, silent and slow but that were truly extraordinarily good, near perfect productions, just so you can see how similar in form a good and a bad movie can be, with how much difference in artistic value: 'Je me tue a le dire' and 'Zjednoczone stany milosci'.

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