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      The Passengers of the Night

      Released Jun 30, 2023 1h 51m Drama List
      90% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 60% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings On election night in 1981, celebrations spill out onto the street and there is an air of hope and change throughout Paris. But for Elisabeth, her marriage is coming to an end and she will now have to support herself and her two teenage children. She finds work at a late-night radio show and encounters a troubled teenager named Talulah whom she invites into her home. With them, Talulah experiences the warmth of a family for the first time. Although she suddenly disappears, her free spirit has a lasting influence. Elisabeth and her children grow in confidence and begin to take risks, changing the trajectory of their lives. Read More Read Less

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      A mosaic of melancholic vignettes, The Passengers of the Night prioritizes journey over destination to help us find beauty in the mundane, strength in fragility, and emotional truth in the understated.

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      Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times A French film that, without being impeccable, has some absolutely successful moments and can be appreciated without being exposed to shocks despite it not always dealing with pleasant topics. [Full review in Spanish] Oct 5, 2023 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times It’s an unapologetically soft ride in the slice-of-life sweepstakes, flecked with era-specific archival footage as connective tissue, but with a sneaky, gathering poignancy that prioritizes the journey over story payoffs. Jul 6, 2023 Full Review Christy Lemire RogerEbert.com Seeing [Gainsbourg's character] find her voice within this realm—literally and metaphorically—is an understated delight. Rated: 3/4 Jun 30, 2023 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage Modest, centered, tempered. The film finds the perfect tone to tell these stories that are almost non-stories. [Full review in Spanish] Mar 14, 2024 Full Review Stephanie Bunbury Deadline Hollywood Daily As always, Gainsbourg has a warmth and winsomeness that fills out Elisabeth’s flat character, giving it shape, charm and humanity. Sep 19, 2023 Full Review Diane Carson KDHX (St. Louis) This is a lovely, perceptive film. Sep 15, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      John C The archival footage does a wonderful job of building a sense of melancholy that you just want to bathe in. The apartment towers and the RFI buildings are characters in their own right. This film makes me miss the 80s after viewing. Love this sleeper of a film and don't know why it hasn't won more awards. This director is certainly one to watch! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/29/23 Full Review StephenPaul C The greatest 01 hour: and 51 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis On election night in 1981, celebrations spill out onto the street and there is an air of hope and change throughout Paris. But for Elisabeth, her marriage is coming to an end and she will now have to support herself and her two teenage children. She finds work at a late-night radio show and encounters a troubled teenager named Talulah whom she invites into her home. With them, Talulah experiences the warmth of a family for the first time. Although she suddenly disappears, her free spirit has a lasting influence. Elisabeth and her children grow in confidence and begin to take risks, changing the trajectory of their lives.
      Director
      Mikhael Hers
      Producer
      Pierre Guyard
      Screenwriter
      Maud Ameline, Mariette Désert, Mikhael Hers
      Distributor
      KimStim
      Production Co
      Nord-Ouest Films, arte France Cinéma
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 30, 2023, Limited
      Runtime
      1h 51m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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