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Papillons de nuit

Papillons de nuit

A Feature film by John R. Pepper

Produced by Trinacra

Release in France : 16/01/2002

    Synopsis

    A dark, moonless night of driving rain. In a port in a large city, a fight breaks out, three against one. Danny, the “victim”, although severely beaten, manages to haul himself to his feet and wipe out his adversaries. Wounded and exhausted, he heads for the only bar that’s still open. Inside, a girl who’s as lost as he is, finishes her evening by dancing alone to the music from a jukebox. Although they don’t know it, they’re both as desperate and lonely as each other. Roberta tries to seduce Danny, but what ensues is more like a wrestling match, where they toss their loneliness and dark, confused pasts at each other. There is no way that Roberta is going to go home alone, even if Danny is dangerous. She takes him to her strange hideout. A rough tenderness develops between them, the night calms them and love consoles them. For a few moments, they dream that happiness and a normal life together are possible, they can see the wedding, the white dress… They smile as they fall asleep at dawn… All their dreams may just come true…

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Trinacra

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    FTD International Cinéma, Orange Studio

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Euripide Distribution

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (12)

    Author of original work :

    John Patrick Shanley

    Director of Photography :

    Eduardo Serra

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Sound Editor :

    Mourad Louanchi

    Production Designer :

    Jean-Louis Poveda

    Costume designer :

    Sylvie de Segonzac

    Screenwriters :

    Pascal Bancou, John R. Pepper

    Sound Recordist :

    Paul Lainé

    Editor :

    Jacques Witta

    Continuity supervisor :

    Claude Luquet

    Music Composer :

    Hervé Legrand

    Still Photographer :

    David Verlant

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    2000

    French release :

    16/01/2002

    Runtime :

    1 h 20 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    100.874

    Visa issue date :

    24/07/2001

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes Film Market - 2001

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2001)

    Selection

    Selection