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      Friday Night

      Released Jun 20, 2003 1 hr. 30 min. Drama List
      79% 58 Reviews Tomatometer 62% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A woman (Valérie Lemercier) picks up a stranger (Vincent Lindon) and sleeps with him the night before she is to move in with her current lover. Read More Read Less
      Friday Night

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      A dreamy, visually poetic film.

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      Audience Member This is an unconventional movie in a sense that it doesn't rely on a structure an average moviegoer would expect. It features little dialogue and minimalistic plot, and relies on visuals and emotions to convey the story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This unusual romance is beautifully shot & brilliantly directed by one of the most talented female film maker in France. The screen couple has a great alchemy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Claire Denis was clearly inspired by the Nouvelle Vague in her directing (something that she took from Wim Wenders). A lot of close ups to bring the sensorial intensity. In a very confined time lapse, a one night stand, several steps from a full relationship are put through (first date,sexual exaltation, happiness, possessiveness/jealousy, forgiveness, detachment and break up). I liked the really dark bestial environment of the street night. It's a like it or hate it flick. Not a must but a should see. P.S: Best performance from Valerie Lemercier in my opinion, (for once she was not trying to be funny). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Our live is not only talks, how most other directors think. Mostly because it's much harder explain with only details, images, light, motion, silence - thing wich takes 95% of our live. And this is great example how it can be done. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member (***): Thumbs Up An interesting film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A silent movie that is interspersed with bursts of dialogue, and a long and langurous love scene. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Its numerous ancillary characters are so closely observed that even those without speaking parts register as people, in a manner that blurs the line between strangeness and intimacy. Jul 2, 2022 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Lisa Kennedy Denver Post Beautiful and moody, fiercely intelligent and astoundingly chilly. Rated: 2/4 Oct 3, 2003 Full Review Jas Keimig The Stranger (Seattle, WA) I've never longed for traffic as I did after this film. Dec 8, 2021 Full Review David Walsh World Socialist Web Site The slightness of the piece is meant as something of a provocation: "This is life, it's found in small moments, not big moments." Fine, but then one ought not feel obliged to have a big response either. Feb 16, 2021 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia I find this romantic drama by director Claire Denis subtle and somewhat sensual. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 7/10 Jul 17, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A woman (Valérie Lemercier) picks up a stranger (Vincent Lindon) and sleeps with him the night before she is to move in with her current lover.
      Director
      Claire Denis
      Screenwriter
      Emmanuèle Bernheim, Emmanuèle Bernheim, Claire Denis
      Distributor
      Wellspring Cinema
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 20, 2003, Wide
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $156.9K
      Sound Mix
      Surround