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Nocturama (2016)

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Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before taking shelter for a night in a shopping center.

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Bertrand Bonello
5 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Finnegan Oldfield ... David
Vincent Rottiers ... Greg
Hamza Meziani ... Yacine
Manal Issa ... Sabrina
Martin Petit-Guyot Martin Petit-Guyot ... André
Jamil McCraven ... Mika
Rabah Nait Oufella ... Omar
Laure Valentinelli Laure Valentinelli ... Sarah
Ilias Le Doré ... Samir
Robin Goldbronn Robin Goldbronn ... Fred
Luis Rego Luis Rego ... Jean-Claude
Hermine Karagheuz Hermine Karagheuz ... Patricia
Adèle Haenel ... La jeune femme au vélo
Samir Guitet Samir Guitet
Hadidiatou Sakho Hadidiatou Sakho
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Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before taking shelter for a night in a shopping center.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

France | Germany | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nocturama See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,402, 13 August 2017

Gross USA:

$30,157

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,768
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally titled "Paris est une fête" (literally "Paris is a feast", the French title of Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast"), but had to be changed in post-production because it became a symbol of hope in the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks. The new title "Nocturama", on the other hand, comes from a Nick Cave album and means "night vision". Bonello liked the hybridism of Latin and Greek and used it with Cave's permission. See more »

Connections

References The Persuaders! (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Semtex
by Bertrand Bonello
© 2016 Rectangle Productions
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Enter the void
28 December 2018 | by jasonradarSee all my reviews

Bonello obviously wanted to deliver a generational hit, a formal jewel with a shock plot, young actors and a well-made soundtrack. Despite this letter of intent, the director misses his target. Let's cut to the chase, the film is super boring. Protagonists keep walking and walking, in streets, stairs, hallways, corridors. And that's almost all they do. Okay guys, you know how to use a stabilizer, but do you know how to build tension and unforgettable characters? Actors deliver their lines, like brats from banlieue. Most of the time, they lack belief in what they're supposed to do. Their characters have no dimension at all. We don't expect to root for terrorists, but these ones are so empty, we finally do not care at all about what may happen. The "climax" is like the rest, boring and above all, really ill-made. SWAT Teams shoot firecrackers. Ok. Maybe to make us accept this movie is just a dud. The result is limp and boring. A pure disappointment from an ambitious filmmaker. Sometimes it's better to play with heart and guts rather than apply a formula.


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