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 American Nightmare - © Universal Pictures  

American Nightmare

A Feature film by James DeMonaco

Release in France : 07/08/2013


    In an America riddled with unbridled crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has agreed that once a year, for 12 hours, all criminal activity, including murder, is legalized. The police cannot intervene. Hospitals suspend their services. For one night a year, the citizens themselves decide their own rules and impose their own laws, without fear of any sanctions. During a night such as this, haunted by violence and crime, a family must choose between being executioners or victims when confronted by the stranger who comes knocking at their door.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Why Not Productions

    French distribution :

    Universal Pictures (France)

    Foreign production companies :

    Platinum Dunes, Blumhouse

    Photos (12)

    Full credits (13)

    Assistant Director :

    Gérard Dinardi

    Screenwriter :

    James DeMonaco

    Sound Recordist :

    Edward Tise

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Sylvie Forestier

    Continuity supervisor :

    Babette Stith

    Music Composer :

    Nathan Whitehead

    Costume designer :

    Lisa Norcia

    Line Producer :

    Gérard Dinardi

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Jouffret

    Production managers :

    Kaylene Carlson, Jeff Kloss

    Editor :

    Peter Gvozdas

    Production Designer :

    Mélanie Paizis-Jones

    Casting :

    Lisa Fields

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, United States

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    Runtime :

    1 h 26 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby Digital