Just before nightfall

Just before nightfall

Juste avante la nuit

DVD - 2011 | French
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Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. Charles strangles Laura when one of their S & M games goes too far. The owner of the apartment had seen Laura and Charles together two months earlier, but she does not tell the police on the advice of François. Even though the police do not seem to have any clues to the crime, Charles has a difficult time coping with the situation.
Publisher: United States : Pathfinder Home Entertainment, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Juste avante la nuit

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Froster Jun 19, 2012

One of the more tedious of Chabrol's explorations of criminality and bourgeois values. I keep thinking that it might actually be a very dark comedy, but if it is, it's awfully ponderous. And whatever happened to the vaunted French finesse and subtlety? I fear that while slogging through it, I began to share the existential ennui of the main character. And again, another waste of the very real talents of Chabrol's wife at the time, Stephane Audran. (Well, at least he kept her working).

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Tj2C
May 17, 2011

1970's drama film with slow pace and a bad choice of movie poster.

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