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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


    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.

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    Actors (21)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films La Boëtie

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    Foreign production company :

    Cinegai S.p.A.

    French distribution :

    Columbia France

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    Full credits (14)

    Assistant Director :

    Patrick Saglio

    Producer :

    André Génovès

    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

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 47 min

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