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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
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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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The film was originally titled "Paris est une fête" (literally "Paris is a Party", 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 »

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References Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

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Vision de nuit
by Bertrand Bonello
© 2016 Rectangle Productions
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Day and Night
4 May 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Violence is not the answer. Something that many have been taught, but these kids either never heard of this or didn't listen. So while they plan and execute their "plan", we get a weird mix in the aftermath. Mostly we see them "waiting it out". There are glimpses of (social) media reports and how what they did affected people. But overall this is something that feels cold and meant to be detaching from the main characters.

As much as they are detached from life. It doesn't really give us too much insight into the mindset though, there are too many characters for that. Unless you are able to read between the silences (and there are quite a few of them throughout the movie). But while it is a slow movie, it also has glimpses of violence. Something you have to be aware of, just in case you are appaled by it or can't handle it


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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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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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