Late August Early September

Overview

Olivier Assayas directed this French drama, examining several relationships over a year's span, capturing varying textures and shades of feeling between people from late August of one year until early September of the next. Gabriel (Mathieu Amalric) and Jenny (Jeanne Balibar) separate, despite the affection that still binds them. A new love develops between Gabriel and young designer Anne (Virginie Ledoyen) as they overcome their fears and uncertainties. At his publishing job, much of Gabriel's emotional energy ...
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Overview

Olivier Assayas directed this French drama, examining several relationships over a year's span, capturing varying textures and shades of feeling between people from late August of one year until early September of the next. Gabriel (Mathieu Amalric) and Jenny (Jeanne Balibar) separate, despite the affection that still binds them. A new love develops between Gabriel and young designer Anne (Virginie Ledoyen) as they overcome their fears and uncertainties. At his publishing job, much of Gabriel's emotional energy is spent on his close friend Adrien (Francois Cluzet), a once-promising novelist whose recent writing failed to repeat the critical and commercial success of his early novels. Jenny, who remains friends with Adrien, embarks on a new relationship with Jeremie (Alex Descas). When an old illness reappears, Adrien must come to terms with an early death; he begins an affair with 15-year-old schoolgirl Vera (Mia Hansen-Love). The personal tragedy of Adrien's death impacts on the fabric of friendships, as the individuals in the group reflect on death, life, and the future. Jeanne Balibar's performance won her the "Best Actress" award at the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival and the 1998 New York Film Festival.
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Special Features

"Afterthought": A behind-the-scenes interview with writer-director Oliver Assayas created by Sundance Channel; Olivier Assayas biofilmograhy; Production notes by Assayas; Interview with star Mathieu Amairic
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2003
  • UPC: 795975104135
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Zeitgeist Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:52:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mathieu Amalric Gabriel Deshays
Virginie Ledoyen Anne Rosenwald
François Cluzet Adrien Willer
Jeanne Balibar Jenny
Alex Descas Jeremie
Arsinée Khanjian Lucie
Mia Hansen-Løve Vera
Nathalie Richard Maryelle
Eric Elmosnino Thomas
Olivier Cruveiller Axel
Jean-Baptiste Malartre Editor
André Marcon Hattou
Technical Credits
Olivier Assayas Director, Screenwriter
Ali Farka Touré Score Composer
Luc Barnier Editor
Georges Benayoun Producer
Antoinette Boulat Casting
Philippe Carcassonne Producer
Françoise Clavel Costumes/Costume Designer
William Flageollet Sound/Sound Designer
Françoise Guglielmi Executive Producer
Françoise-Renaud Labarthe Production Designer
Denis Lenoir Cinematographer
Marie-Jeanne Pascal Asst. Director
Francois Waledisch Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Gabriel's Real Estate Problems [11:36]
2. Mulhouse (One Month Later) [11:10]
3. Admission (Three Months Later) [23:40]
4. Missed Opportunites (Six Months Later) [21:58]
5. The Joseph Beuys Drawing (The Next Day) [18:41]
6. Adrien's Presence (Two Months Later) [19:17]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play the Movie
   Chapter Selections
   About Olivier Assayas
   Olivier Assayas Interview
   Mathieu Amalric Interview
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