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My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days

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Lucas, a computer genius facing an unnamed terminal illness that causes him to lose his memory, meets Blanche, a young woman who seems unable to break free of her vicious environment. The two plunge into a brief but intense affair, understanding that their days together are numbered. This a strangely poetic and powerful film that celebrates love's victory over death and suggests that sentiment has some currency even in a pragmatic world.
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Overview

Lucas, a computer genius facing an unnamed terminal illness that causes him to lose his memory, meets Blanche, a young woman who seems unable to break free of her vicious environment. The two plunge into a brief but intense affair, understanding that their days together are numbered. This a strangely poetic and powerful film that celebrates love's victory over death and suggests that sentiment has some currency even in a pragmatic world.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Yuri German
The title is taken from the best-selling romantic novel by Raphaƫle Billetdoux (published in English as Night Without Day in 1987) about the three nights spent by a chance couple in a hotel by the sea. However, except the names of the protagonists and the basic plot line, the film doesn't follow the source too closely. The novelist had her name removed from the credits since she felt that the director took too many liberties with her work. Indeed, Andrzej Zulawski is prone to extremes, and there are enough of them in this film: the nymphomaniac mother, homosexual husband, and a ragged bunch of drug addicts, lesbians and other colorful characters yelling at each other in a cloud of cocaine. It seems like they were transposed here from Zulawski's previous picture, L'Amour Braque, and they look strangely out of place in this lyrical and almost meditative film built on a play of words, glances, and faint gestures. It's Jacques Dutronc's outstanding performance that holds the picture together. This role marked his triumphant return after virtually abandoning cinema in the mid-'80s. His character is like a contemporary version of Dostoyevsky's Prince Myshkin, the last romantic hero lost in the labyrinth of the modern world where Blanche becomes his Ariadne with a saving thread. There is some affinity between the doomed protagonist and the director himself -- who stubbornly makes highly personal art films in the era of special effects-laden blockbusters.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2005
  • UPC: 873820000082
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Synkronized Usa
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sophie Marceau Blanche
Jacques Dutronc Lucas
Valerie Lagrange Blanche's Mother
Myriam Mezieres Hedwige
Francois Chaumette Concierge
Laure Killing Ines
Saddy Rebbot Francois
Isabelle Illiers
Alexandra Kazan
Sylvie Herbert
Christian Loustau
Didier Rousset
Dimitri Rougeul
Arnold Walter
Michael Goldman
Technical Credits
Andrzej Zulawski Director, Screenwriter
Andrzej Korzynski Score Composer
Olga Berluti Costumes/Costume Designer
Patrick Blossier Cinematographer
Marie-Sophie Dubus Editor
Jean-Baptiste Poirot Production Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Chapter 1 [9:01]
3. Chapter 2 [5:16]
4. Chapter 3 [8:27]
5. Chapter 4 [20:55]
6. Chapter 5 [11:35]
7. Chapter 6 [23:19]
8. Chapter 7 [21:36]
9. Chapter 8 [5:20]
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