Nocturama

  • 130'
  • France
  • 2016

In Paris, a motley group of young people engineer a deadly plan to spread shock and awe in the city. Each plays their own role. Then they all hide in a department store, a symbol of the consumerist society they are attacking.
Nocturama is one of the best French films of 2016, an impressive action film where the characters play a fascinating, wordless choreography of gestures, whether planting a bomb or traveling in the metro; a feverish dream straight from a Bret Easton Ellis novel (looking at times like an unofficial adaptation of Ellis’s Glamorama). Nocturama is not about religious or political extremism, however – leaving a void that will surely provoke the audience. After House of Tolerance (2011) and Saint Laurent (2014), Bonello delivers another beautiful experiment on melancholy, moods, texture and non-linear time. The 'non-political' hole in the film is the abyss the characters gaze into with a sense of wonder and terror.

With a special screening on Wednesday 1 February at 15:30, followed by an interview with director Bertrand Bonello. 

 

Director
Bertrand Bonello
Countries of production
France, Germany, Belgium
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
130'
Medium
DCP
Language
French
Producers
Edouard Weil / Rectangle Productions, Alice Girard
Production Company
Rectangle Productions
Sales
Wild Bunch
Screenplay
Bertrand Bonello
Cinematography
Léo Hinstin
Editor
Fabrice Rouaud
Production Design
Katia Wyszkop
Sound Design
Andreas Hildebrandt
Music
Bertrand Bonello
Cast
Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa, Martin Guyot, Jamil Mc Craven, Rabah Naït Oufella
Local Distributor
Cinéart Netherlands