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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.


Bertrand Bonello
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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


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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France | Germany | Belgium



Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nocturama See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$30,157, 8 February 2018
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


References Frozen (2013) See more »


Theme from the Persuaders
(Cover Version)
Music by John Barry
by The Starlite Orchestra
© 2016 Rectangle Productions
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Warnings, My Rating and Thoughts
22 August 2017 | by cortrightalSee all my reviews

This film truly lives up to its description as a thriller. For much of the first part, and almost all of the second, I was biting my nails and sitting on the edge of my seat. Additionally, the scenery is very beautiful as it takes place in Paris and then an extravagant department store. My thoughts are these: Firstly: BE WARNED if you don't speak French. I do, so I could understand without the subtitles. However, my friend who was sitting next to me often had to ask for translation because she didn't understand what was happening, due to the fact that the subtitles are often inaccurate. As in, whole chunks of dialogue just left out. Secondly: A few of the other reviews mention how the terrorist's motives are unclear (as in, we have no idea why they did what they did). However, I didn't see this as a flaw: It allows you think about possible motives and identify with the characters more easily. Thirdly: For anyone who cares: I would rate this movie R (it's not rated last time I checked) for: Cursing (In French and English) Some nudity (two butts) Violence - not for the sake of being violent though.

Overall though, I really enjoyed this movie. I am still thinking about it for days afterword.. a good adjective is PROVOCATIVE. Don't be scared away by the long run time - it wasn't boring at all. Bonus points if you speak French, that would definitely help your understanding.

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