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VENDREDI SOIR aka FRIDAY NIGHT
UK: Metro Tartan Distribution
Cast: Valerie Lemercier, Vincent Lindon, Helene de Saint-Pere, Helene Fillieres, Florence Loiret, Gregoire Colin, Gilles D'Ambra, Micha Lescot, Gianfranco Poddighe, Nordine Barour, Lionel Goldstein, Didier Woldemard, Nicolas Struve, JerOme Pouly, Nausicaa Meyer
Director: Claire Denis
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA: 90 mins
UK: 90 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate sex
USA Release Date: 20 June 2003 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 23 May 2003
UK Release Date: 22 August 2003
Friday evening in Paris, 1995: This is it, Laure has packed. Tomorrow, she's moving in with Francois. But now, this evening, she leaves the empty apartment where she no longer feels at home to go and have dinner at Marie and Bernard's. She ends up in a huge traffic jam because she had forgotten about the transport strike. But Laure couldn't care less, she's tired, and, this evening, here in her car, she really feels at home. It's warm, she listens to music, she's safe. Outside, it's winter. People, eager to get home, fill the streets, milling around in every direction. Traffic is at a standstill, horns sound; everybody is tense and impatient. Everybody except for one man, motionless, a little further on, in the glow of a neon sign. Now he walks forward through the cars - someone must be waiting for him somewhere, thinks Laure.
Based on the French novel 'Vendredi Soir' by Emmanuelle Bernheim.