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Late August, Early September

Late August, Early September

A Feature film by Olivier Assayas

Produced by Dacia Films, Ciné-@

Release in France : 10/02/1999


    This is the chronicle of a passing year, from the moment that Gabriel and Jenny separate (despite their mutual affection) to the blossoming of new love between Gabriel and Anne (despite their fears and uncertainty). And it is also the chronicle of the death Gabriel's closest friend, Adrien Willer, overtaken by an old illness and suddenly faced with an untimely end to his existence. But Adrien is not alone, because his personal tragedy is shared by his entourage, resonating among a vibrant network of love and friendship that is transformed by the approch of death.

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    Actors (24)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Dacia Films, Ciné-@

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

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    International releases (19)

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    What I like about Olivier's film is the idea that there's no moral. Gabriel feeds off death, feeds off the end of a love affair, and feeds off his difficulties with a cynicism that I hope we all have. Not a power-seeking cynicism, but a self-building cynicism, which may meaning running roughshod over others. Do you really love other people? That's the question raised by the film. Gabriel seems to admit his love for Anne once she has left, and he humbles himself by going to see the guy who is her lover. You get the impression he loves Anne because she's no longer there, he loves Adrien because he's dead. But his relationship to Adrien's oeuvre is sincere.

    I love the scene where the boy tells him how important a writer Adrien was, now he's dead, and Gabriel replies that he thinks Adrien's best book was still to come. That's a true expression of love - Adrien was still at work. And that's something present in Olivier, you only have to see him walking down the street to realize he's someone who believes in development, movement, changes of mind, the process of getting somewhere. In that way the film resembles him a great deal - it's a mature film, a hymn to life.

    (Mathieu Amalric - Actor)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producers :

    Georges Benayoun, Philippe Carcassonne

    Line Producer :

    Françoise Guglielmi

    Sound Assistant :

    Olivier Le Vacon

    Production Manager :

    Patrice Arrat

    Sound editors :

    Marie-Christine Ruh, Stéphanie Granel

    Continuity supervisor :

    Agnès Feuvre

    Casting :

    Antoinette Boulat

    Sound Mixer :

    William Flageollet

    Location Manager :

    Gilles Martinerie

    Sound Recordist :

    François Waledisch

    Director of Photography :

    Denis Lenoir

    Camera Operator :

    Denis Lenoir

    Editor :

    Luc Barnier

    Assistant editors :

    Marie-Pierre Frappier, Marie Lecoeur

    Production Designer :

    François-Renaud Labarthe

    Costume designer :

    Françoise Clavel

    Still Photographer :

    Nathalie Eno

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 52 min

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    Posters (1)



    Selections (9)

    Munich - International Film Festival - 1999

    Munich - International Film Festival (Germany, 1999)


    Films selected

    Göteborg Film Festival - 1999

    Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden, 1999)


    Films selected

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) - 1999

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 1999)


    Main Program Section Feature Films