6.2/10
278
3 user 18 critic

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.

Writers:

John-Henry Butterworth (screenplay), Philippe Grandrieux (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Un lac (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Stars: Dmitriy Kubasov, Natálie Rehorová, Aleksey Solonchev
Sombre (1998)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A car, following the Tour de France. Children screaming in front of the puppet show. Women, often prostitutes, trying to scream as they are being strangled. Then he will meet Claire, the ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Stars: Marc Barbé, Elina Löwensohn, Géraldine Voillat
Meurtrière (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Stars: Emilia Giudicelli, Vilma Pitrinaite, Hélène Rocheteau
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape.

Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Stars: Zachary Knighton, Anna Mouglalis, Marc Barbé
Unrest II (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Stars: Lilas Nagoya, Nathalie Remadi
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In faint light, a body slowly moves, breaking out from total darkness. Then a second body, a woman. Dream or nightmare? Archaic or essential? Desire or struggle? A journey through the night... See full synopsis »

Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Stars: Jean-Nicolas Dafflon, Dominique Dupuy, Hélène Rocheteau
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Three couples from Chicago vacation for a weekend at a lakeside cabin in Michigan. Over the course of three days in this relationship drama, hidden tensions and secrets slowly come to the surface.

Director: Michael Glover Smith
Stars: Alana Arenas, Roxane Mesquida, Jack C. Newell
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Grandrieux pays an homage to Masao Adachi, a Japanese filmmaker with a turbulent past and now a recluse in his homeland, creating a portrait of this man always faithful in its very own way.

Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Stars: Masao Adachi, Naruhiko Onozawa
Marfa Girl 2 (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young mother living Marfa, Texas struggles to raise her child after suffering from a brutal sexual assault.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Adam Mediano, Drake Burnette, Mercedes Maxwell
Mandara (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two student couples stumble upon a cult dedicated to promoting the primordial human state through rape and agriculture.

Director: Akio Jissôji
Stars: Kôji Shimizu, Akiko Mori, Ryô Tamura
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Patrice Moullet, Marino Masé, Geneviève Galéa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A French young woman unexpectedly dies in Berlin, where she lives with her boyfriend. Her sudden passing ruins the lives of her famliy and partner. They struggle to find new meaning in Paris, Annecy and New York.

Director: Mikhaël Hers
Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Judith Chemla, Marie Rivière
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

France | Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 July 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Apesar da Noite See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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'.


7 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed