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Just Before Nightfall

Just Before Nightfall

A Feature film by Claude Chabrol

Produced by Les Films La Boëtie

Release in France : 31/03/1971

    Synopsis

    Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. Charles strangles Laura when one of their S&M games goes too far. Dazed, Charles walks out of the borrowed apartment in Paris and soon bumps into François in a nearby bistro. They drive back together to Versailles, where they have beautiful neighboring houses designed by François. The owner of the apartment had seen Laura and Charles together two months earlier, but she does not tell the police on the advice of François. Even though the police do not seem to have any clues to the crime, Charles has a difficult time coping with the situation, and trying to live a normal life with his two children and loving wife Hélène.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films La Boëtie

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Artedis

    Foreign production company :

    Cinegai S.p.A.

    French distribution :

    Columbia France

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (14)

    Assistant Director :

    Patrick Saglio

    Producer :

    André Genoves

    Co-producer :

    Felice Testa Gay

    Sound Recordist :

    Guy Chichignoud

    Editor :

    Jacques Gaillard

    Music Composer :

    Pierre Jansen

    Production Designer :

    Guy Littaye

    Author of original work :

    Edward Atiyah

    Screenwriter :

    Claude Chabrol

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Rabier

    Production Manager :

    Irénée Leriche

    Continuity supervisor :

    Aurore Chabrol

    Foley artist :

    Louis Devaivre

    Sound Mixer :

    Alex Pront

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Murder

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1970

    French release :

    31/03/1971

    Runtime :

    1 h 47 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    38002

    Visa issue date :

    31/03/1971

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Mono