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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 overview, first billed only:
Finnegan Oldfield ... David
Vincent Rottiers ... Greg
Hamza Meziani ... Yacine
Manal Issa ... Sabrina
Martin Petit-Guyot Martin Petit-Guyot ... André (as Martin Guyot)
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 ... Chief Mall Security
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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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Rejected by the 2016 Cannes Film Festival due to its politically sensitive content, in light of the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015. See more »

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It is said that Semtex was invented in Yugoslavia, when it was in fact invented in Czechoslovakia. See more »

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References Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

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Semtex
by Bertrand Bonello
© 2016 Rectangle Productions
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Does a great job of making the young terrorists seem sympathetic, and relatable.
26 January 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'NOCTURAMA': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A French-language dramatic thriller about a group of young multiracial radicals that commit a terrorist attack in Paris. It was written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, and it's one of the best reviewed movies of 2017. The film stars Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa, Martin Guyot, Jamil McCraven and Rabah Nait Oufella. I found it to be long, and disturbing, but definitely interesting and well made too.

The story is set in Paris, when a group of young multiracial adults decide they're fed up with the current government and need to do something about it. So they stage multiple bombings; on a government building, an office tower, and a statue of Joan of Arc. The group then hides out in a shopping mall, while they wait for tensions to die down outside. As they wait, the stress among them builds to extreme levels.

The movie does a great job of making the young terrorists seem sympathetic, and relatable. Of course most of us would never do what they do in the film, but still the filmmakers paint a very understanding picture of their reasons and motives. You have to respect a film that can make the viewer respect those that are usually seen as the most deplorable among us, and that's what this movie does. It's a bit long, and definitely dark, but it's still more than worth a viewing.


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Country:

France | Germany | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Nocturama See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,600,000 (estimated)

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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